The basics of homebuying with Nicole Hudson Andrews
Andrews, manager of Penn Home Ownership Services, works to help University employees purchase homes. In a Q&A, Andrews breaks down the department’s two prominent programs, which offer a closing cost reduction and a forgivable loan.
Learning from tragedy: How Penn prepares for and responds to emergency situations
Vice president of Public Safety Maureen Rush discusses the University’s emergency preparedness plan, Public Safety personnel training, community education opportunities, and how relationships matter.
Kick back, relax, and enjoy the music
For the eighth summer in a row, the Penn Museum will bring live global music—including the sounds of Creole zydeco, Latin jazz, Middle Eastern folk, and pre-revolutionary Cuba—to its outdoor garden courtyard.
Making an IMPaCT on community health services
Training community members as healthcare liaisons originated as an Innovation Accelerator at Penn, and is now a branded product on the health care market across the country.
Netter Center celebrates collaboration in West Philadelphia
Community Partnership Festival offered activities and honored the service of Penn students, staff, and partners working in local schools.
SHOP PENN showcases University’s diverse retail offerings
On SHOP PENN Day on Friday, March 23, the University will highlight its new focus on its retail district.
An artistic collaboration with Penn and local students in West Philly
Students from University-assisted community schools showcased art pieces, spoken-word poetry, choir performances, and a dance routine highlighting the work of iconic musicians.
Grave Gardeners program reconnects the Woodlands and Penn
The Woodlands Grave Gardeners program, now in its third season, pairs volunteer gardeners with the park’s cradle graves—tombstones with a bathtub-like extension—to plant them with lush flowers, as the makers had intended.
Penn takes on Philadelphia’s opioid epidemic
The University is leveraging its expertise to fight the city’s opioid crisis on multiple fronts.
Mentorship program introduces students of color to their Ivy League contemporaries
The HERstory/HIStory mentors from Penn’s W. E. B. Du Bois College House offer advice, wisdom, and friendship to local second-, third-, and fourth-graders.
In the News
Can Fighting Blight Prevent Gun Violence?
John MacDonald of the School of Arts and Sciences was cited for his research on the impact that cleaning vacant lots can have on reducing violence in urban environments.
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Renter Beware: Philly’s Deadly Housing Problem
Robert Fairbanks of the School of Arts and Sciences explained how unmet demands for affordable housing contribute to the proliferation of unregulated, and often unsafe, rooming houses in Philadelphia.
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