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

ALL IN: The Fight for Democracy, Online Presentation

Cinema & Media Studies, in collaboration with the SNF Paideia Program, Fox Leadership Program, Annenberg School, Office of the Vice… Read More
Dec 10

“Internet Speech and Democratic Politics,” Post-event Dialogue

Join us in active dialogue as we unpack the ideas brought up during the event, FREE SPEECH BATTLES - Internet Speech and Democratic… Read More
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Event Recap

Event Recap: Civic Chats Fall 2020

The SNF Paideia Program hosted three Civic Chats in the Fall 2020 semester. Civic Chats were developed to continue the conversation around the themes of the Year of Civic Engagement (YoCE) by introducing students to partner organizations and discussing opportunities for civic engagement on campus.Read More
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In the News

Students urge off-campus residents to follow Philadelphia’s new COVID-19 restrictions

Many students praise this week's new city guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19 and call on their peers to take these regulations seriously as cases continue to climb at Penn and in Philadelphia.Read More
Black Lives Matter Plaza, Washington, DC
Dec 8

The Public Health System: Health and Wellness Disparities

Panel Conversation for Racism and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America "The Public Health System: Health and Wellness… Read More
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Blog

The Warmth of Gratitude

“Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.” ~Charlotte Bronte After a year of intense emotions, Bronte’s description of gratitude is a welcome one. Between COVID-19 and the 2020 presidential election, I have experienced my heart “bursting” with emotions along the lines of Bronte’s “fever.” It is interesting to think of gratitude as a gentler emotion. As one that “fills” and “warms” the heart but without the possessiveness of some other emotions.Read More
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In the News

New Penn lecture series examines systemic racism in public health, criminal justice, education

Penn is offering a new preceptorial series titled "Racism and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America" this year to examine the causes and consequences of racism in America and to explore solutions.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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