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

Wellness at Penn is dedicated to caring for students during their academic journey while creating a campus-wide community of care. Our team is committed to offering a wide range of opportunities to access support, clinical resources, and practical tools to meaningfully engage with one’s health and wellbeing. Wellness at Penn is built upon two pillars that operate collaboratively to create a campus community centered on wellness: Student Health and Counseling, offering clinical services to all Penn students, and Public Health and Wellbeing which seeks to create a community of care through advocacy, education, and action.

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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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Dampening Free Expression: Private Colleges Hope New Speech Policies Will Keep the Peace

Following months of demonstrations and turmoil, American University adopted a new set of policies for the spring semester. As of January… Read More
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Mar 25

Two Dads Defending Democracy Tour: Bridging the Gap During Divisive Times

Joe Walsh, a former U.S. Representative from Illinois, and Fred Guttenberg, a businessman-turned-activist following his daughter’s murder… Read More
May 2

Capstone Dialogue & Symposium

Interested in learning more about the SNF Paideia Program? The Capstone Dialogue & Symposium event is a great opportunity to hear from… Read More
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Mar 20

The 2024 Election: The Inside Scoop From Two Former White House Staffers

Alyssa Farah Griffin and Sarah Matthews have a unique perspective on the 2024 election from their time working for Donald Trump in the… Read More
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SNF Paideia Program Celebration Honors Inaugural Faculty Director

The Penn SNF Paideia team, members of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, with honoree SNF Paideia Inaugural Faculty Director Michael Delli… Read More
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How to Depolarize Your Students

Polarization shows up on campus through clashes over the boundaries of speech on issues such as racial equality, immigration, climate… Read More
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Dialogue Resources from SNF Paideia for Addressing Current Events

It becomes especially important, however, in moments of discernible collective unrest in response to major campus, community, national, or… Read More
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Orthodox America

The history of religion in America is often told as a story of Pilgrims and Puritans, but has in fact been more multifaceted than that,… Read More

Submit an Opportunity

Do you have an opportunity related to dialogue, wellness, citizenship, or service you would like us to share? Email SNF Paideia at info@snfpaideia.upenn.edu and we will promote your event, internship, course, or other offering to Penn students, faculty, and staff.

 

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