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The SNF Paideia Program promotes opportunities for service, wellness, engaged citizenship, and dialogue. Engage with Penn students, faculty, and staff through Paideia-sponsored events and programming offered by our many campus partners.

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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
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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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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

Opportunities for Action

Children’s Healthcare is a Legal Duty (CHILD USA)

The 2020 Spring Fox Fellows with CHILD USA. will work with the CHILD USA Founder and CEO Professor Marci Hamilton on four main research projects: a project tracking educational neglect statues across the county; a project investigating judicial training on child sex abuse in the family court system across the United States; a project involving research for the Game Over Commission for Youth Athletes studying the Nassar Sex Abuse Scandal; and research projects involving Statute of Limitation Reform. To apply, send an email to foxleadership@upenn.edu with a resume and a cover letter specifying your interest in this fellowship. In the letter, describe how the Fellowship will help you explore a particular career path and/or develop a specific skill. Applications are due November 30, 2020.

PORES Student Research Fellowships

The fellowship runs during each academic semester and over the summer, pairing Penn undergraduate students with PORES faculty who are conducting research on political outcomes in the United States using public opinion and election-related data. PORES is a research program within the Department of Political Science that aims to train students in the science of polling and analysis of election data. The application for the spring semester is due November 23.

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Penn Program for Public Service Summer Internship

The Penn Program for Public Service (PPPS) Summer Internship is an 11-week multi-faceted summer program that immerses approximately 10-12 undergraduates in real-world problem solving in the West Philadelphia-Penn community. PPPS is open to Penn undergraduates who will be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Application deadline for Summer 2021 is Sunday, January 24, 2021.

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