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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Perpetuating Good

As a first-generation low-income student, studying abroad was always a moon shot for me. But with SNF Paideia’s funding I was able to… Read More
Oct 19

Reimagining Faith, Gender, Race and Nationalism within Mediated Spaces

Acclaimed theologian and activist Dr. Sabrina Dent will look at the complex ways in which our faith, gender, and racial identities converge and conflict with our sense of national identity, particularly in mediated discourse. Dr. Dent will share her own experiences navigating these constructs while also offering ways in which we can reimagine the role of social identities in the formation of collective ones.Read More
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Oct 17

A Conversation with Congressman Will Hurd

Join us to hear from former intelligence officer and US congressman Will Hurd about the state of politics, how to fix what’s broken and… Read More
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Podcast

Self Care, Community Care, and Social Change: Immigration and Human Rights Law

Gen Z is remarkable in terms of their social activism. Before they could vote, many had already participated in protest marches, letter and social media campaigns, and outspoken advocacy around issues they are passionate about. Direct action can be empowering and marching with others can produce strong feelings of cohesiveness and connection around shared ideals. Yet at the same time, social and political change can be slow, and advocacy without results can be deeply discouraging, especially if the issues at hand are existential. How do we care for ourselves during the slow, challenging work of social change? This series interviews Penn alumni working to change some of America's most intractable social problems to ask them how are they taking care of themselves so that they can sustain their fight on behalf of others?Read More
Oct 6

Fall Break – Walk Around Philadelphia

'Walk Around Philadelphia', designed by Philadelphia based artist and Penn alumnus JJ Tiziou, will involve walking part of the perimeter of the city of Philadelphia. Reflection SNF Paideia’s pillars of dialogue, wellness, service, and citizenship, the retreat welcomes Penn students, staff, and faculty to share a fall pilgrimage along the edges of Philadelphia.Read More
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The Dean Has Left the Building: Michael Delli Carpini Heads into Retirement

Delli Carpini reflects back on his 19-year tenure at Annenberg and looks to the future.Read More
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In the News

A summer optimizing obstetrics health care

Second-year student Antoilyn Nguyen spent their summer as a researcher analyzing labor and delivery charts as part of a long-term cohort study to standardize labor induction for better and more equitable results.Read More
Jamelle Bouie
In the News

The Constitution is the crisis: Jamelle Bouie on the state of the U.S.

The New York Times columnist hosted a talk, ‘Way Past Normal: American Politics in 2022 and Beyond,’ hosted by The Andrea Mitchell Center, The SNF Paideia Program, and The Government and Politics Association.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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