Herman Beavers, Professor of English and Africana Studies, has been deeply involved with a number of community-focused efforts. His Academically-Based Community Service course on August Wilson was awarded the first Community Engagement Award from the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. Civic House is Penn’s hub for civic engagement, promoting mutually beneficial collaborations between Penn and Philadelphia community nonprofit organizations. Through social justice education, trainings, and workshops, Civic House prepares students for responsible community engagement and empowers them to become advocates for social change. The Civic Scholars Program at Civic House provides undergraduate students with a sustained four-year experience in civic engagement and scholarship, including dedicated proseminars, summer internships, and a capstone senior research project.