AboutOur Partners

Our Partners

We love to collaborate.

The civic mission of higher education has been part of Penn’s DNA since its founding by Benjamin Franklin. Today there are numerous centers, programs, and organizations across the University dedicated to various aspects of this mission. The SNF Paideia Program builds on, collaborates with, networks, and leverages these existing entities to make the Penn undergraduate experience greater, and more meaningful, than the sum of its individual parts.

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Netter Center

Through the Netter Center, the University currently engages in three types of activities: academically based community service, direct traditional service, and community development.

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Fox Leadership

Through University-wide programming, Fox Leadership encourages students to consider the lessons in leadership and life articulated and modeled by Robert A. Fox, the leader after whom it is named: finding your passions; putting people first; and succeeding the right way.

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Civic House

Penn’s hub for civic engagement, the Civic House is centered around community organizations and social justice education, promoting mutually beneficial collaborations between Penn and Philadelphia community nonprofit organizations.

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The Andrea Mitchell Center

Global in its outlook, multifaceted in its purposes, the Andrea Mitchell Center seeks to contribute to the ongoing quest for democratic values, ideas, and institutions throughout the world.

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Wellness at Penn

The Wellness at Penn initiative affirms wellness as a core priority and necessary driver of life on campus. It offers opportunities to reflect and engage on issues of wellness, stress, mental health, resilience, happiness, personal and academic goals, and the meaning of success. And it defines wellness as an ongoing holistic process with multiple dimensions.

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Penn in Washington

With programming on campus as well as in Washington, D.C., Penn in Washington (PIW) supports students exploring public service careers. Attend speaker events with leaders in politics, government, and public policy or learn about internship opportunities using the PIW internship database.

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What Our Partners Are Saying

We at Civic House are delighted to partner with SNF Paideia during this Year of Civic Engagement to create an incubator in which Penn undergraduates can fashion an approach to civic engagement that understands service as a path to community and individual wellness.

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Dr. Herman Beavers
Professor of English and Africana Studies, Graduate Chair, Department of Africana Studies, Faculty Director Civic House

The Latest From Our Partners

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Students Talk Classroom Self-Censorship, Role of Greek Life at Virtual Penn Paideia Event

The event, one of the recurring “Can We Talk? Civil Dialogue for Troubled Times” conversations hosted by Penn's SNF Paideia Program,… Read More
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Listening Beyond Words

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Exploring the Architecture of Listening

Exploring the Architecture of Listening Ernesto Pujol (The Listening School/The Listeners) As a social choreographer, Ernesto Pujol… Read More
Nov 12

Learning to Listen in Troubled Times: Ernesto Pujol and Aaron Levy

Learning to Listen in Troubled Times: Ernesto Pujol (The Listening School/The Listeners) and Aaron Levy (The Listening Lab) This noon-time… Read More
Nov 5

American Race: A Philadelphia Story – Conversations on race and education

Register to attend via Zoom Join us for two compelling conversations on race, education, and our Philadelphia communities in… Read More
Nov 10

American Race: A Philadelphia Story – A conversation on race and youth

Register to attend via Zoom Join us for two compelling conversations on race, youth, and our Philadelphia communities in… Read More
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Finding New Passions

My internship with the Orion Organization has prompted me to reflect on my identity in terms of where my passions and future career interests lie. Read More

“Racism and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America” panel discussions

“Racism and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America” is a preceptorial designed to provide a broad overview of the causes and consequences of racism in the United States, as well as ways in which this deep-seated “stain” on American society has been and might better be addressed. While racism and other forms of discrimination affect people of various identities, and exist in different forms across the globe, the focus of this preceptorial is specifically on racism towards African Americans in the United States. We hope to develop future preceptorials addressing other forms and locations of discrimination and structural inequality in the future.

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