Wharton’s Latinx community

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Wharton Latino president Leah Mizrachi and board member Ariana Bedoya Mansilla share their favorite experiences and opportunities with the organization.

From Wharton Stories

Working to understand and prevent intimate partner violence

Millan AbiNader, an assistant professor in Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice, explains how she approaches social work as a “macro” social worker, and the importance of community and connection in addressing structural factors and social ecology of gender-based violence.

From the School of Social Policy & Practice

Who, What, Why: Literacy advocate Meresa García

The Penn Graduate School of Education student, who earned her bachelor’s from the College of Arts and Sciences in the Spring, talks about her work with the Penn Libraries Community Engagement team and her aspirations of becoming a teacher.

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In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

SNAP recipients are denied hot food. These Penn grads found a hack with a new kind of corner store

Two recent graduates of the School of Arts & Sciences, Alex Imbot and Eli Moraru will be legally skirting federal rules that guide food stamps to offer healthy, hot food in a nonprofit corner store.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

‘Safety zones,’ campus monitors, and gun detection systems make up Philadelphia’s back-to-school safety plan

Penn is funding the expansion of a program for the School District of Philadelphia to provide Safe Path monitors that watch violence around campus, providing mentorship and conducting conflict mediation for students.


Poets & Quants

The Wharton program where MBA students are the teachers—and prisoners are the students

Damon Phillips of the Wharton School has partnered with nonprofit Resilience Education for the program Wharton WORKS, which helps formerly incarcerated people start businesses and get career-track, living-wage jobs.


Pennsylvania Capital Star

Universities, nonprofits step up to aid depleted Philadelphia public school libraries

Gina Pambianchi discusses the Penn Libraries’ efforts to support Philadelphia public school libraries.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Drilling into a model of a skull: a ‘cool’ taste of doctoring for Philly high schoolers

The “Pipeline Plus” summer program at Penn Medicine, run by the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, is designed to teach Philadelphia high school students about careers in the health sciences.


CBS Philadelphia

Symposium at Penn aimed at improving healthcare for LGBTQ community

A weeklong symposium at Penn organized by José Bauermeister of the School of Nursing will brainstorm ways to educate medical providers about special needs in the LGBTQ community.