Criminal Defense Clinic students protect the rights of the accused
Penn Law’s Criminal Defense Clinic, taught by experienced practicing attorneys at the Defender Association of Philadelphia gives students the opportunity to represent clients who have no legal resources.
Can Galápagos businesses be eco-friendly and profitable at once?
In an effort to try for this, a group of Penn undergrads led by doctoral student Jesse Hamilton partnered with five small enterprises on the islands. Even amidst a global pandemic and local civil unrest, the pilot was a success.
Finding faith and fellowship in recovery
True Light Recovery helps women who have survived sexual exploitation, abuse, or addiction, by providing them with a safe place to pursue sobriety and a healthy, holistic lifestyle.
A new editor at Penn Press begins in unprecedented times
New leadership—plus the pandemic and protests—are fueling change at the venerable Penn Press.
Chaz Howard finds common ground in the face of division
The University chaplain, vice president for social equity and community, and head of the University’s recently announced Projects for Progress sees hope in the face of activism invigorated by nationwide racial justice protests.
First-of-its-kind virtual summer design studio for high school students
In a unique partnership, Penn Praxis Design fellows led Fresh Air Everywhere, an intensive seven-week program providing teens with an introduction to design and architecture.
Side gigs for good endure amid a pandemic
The Penn community’s altruism shines as the pandemic’s effects stretch on.
Staying safe and cared for in the comforts of home
The COVID-19 pandemic brought a huge increase in patients to Penn Medicine at Home, a program that provides clinical care services in home settings, along with new safety protocols.
Mediation Clinic students as ‘problem-solvers and warriors’
Students at Penn Law’s Mediation Clinic learn to exercise unbiased lawyering judgment by facilitating real mediation sessions, which offer an alternative to litigation, and bring a more holistic and thoughtful process to legal issues.
Bringing green, healing spaces to the streets of West Philadelphia
As part of a Summer Humanities Internship with One Art, rising junior Alice Cochrane helped design a new façade for the “urban eco arts village” and community center.