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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Virtual reality in an ancient world

Students create films to document the reimagining of the Penn Museum’s Ancient Egypt and Nubia galleries.Read More
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Litty Paxton presents an award to Celia Kreth (C’23).
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2023 Undergraduate Communication Major Award Winners

On Sunday, May 14, the Annenberg School for Communication held its annual undergraduate graduation ceremony, honoring the Communication… Read More

SNF Paideia Fellows Reflect on their Experience in the Program

Angelina Oh, C'23, a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics graduate from San Diego, CA, talks about being part of the inaugural cohort of… Read More
SNF Paideia Student Fellows
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A time to celebrate for inaugural SNF Paideia Fellows

In the spring of 2020, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Paideia Program announced its first cohort of Student Fellows. Not only were… Read More
Biology and Society students
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Beyond the pipette and the stethoscope, students explore biology’s societal impacts

How do you define death? What steps can help overcome vaccine hesitancy? Why are genetically modified foods so controversial? And let’s… Read More

Penn Students Present Plans to Improve City

Representing the culmination of their semesters as part of the Comm 2760/Psych 2760/Nur 2760 course “How We Change,” the students… Read More
"How Washington Works" DP Article
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Penn to offer second iteration of D.C. course, bringing students to White House, Supreme Court

PSCI 3991: "How Washington Works" was first taught in the spring of 2022, requiring students to take a one- to two-hour train ride to… Read More
Wharton Undergraduates in Public Policy hosted Andrew Yang
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Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang discusses entrepreneurship at on-campus event

Yang was invited to Penn as part of the annual Case Competition for Wharton Undergraduates in Public Policy. Before addressing Penn… Read More

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Do you have an opportunity related to dialogue, wellness, citizenship, or service you would like us to share? Fill out this quick form and we will promote your event, internship, course, or other offering to Penn students, faculty, and staff.

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