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  • The Netter Center
    Community School Student Partnerships Emerson Fellows Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowships Moelis Access Science Moorman Simon Program Nonprofit Institute Penn Program for Public Service Penn Reading Initiative Penn Volunteers in Public Service Penn VIPS University Assisted Community Schools Regional National International Get Involved Alumni Community Faculty Staff Students Publications Resources Anchor Toolkit Annual Reports Universities and Community Schools Journal Student Papers Harkavy Colleagues Employment Student Employment Full time Employment Support Us Giving to Penn Van Service Schedule Multimedia Photo Galleries Videos 20th Anniversary 20th Anniversary Conference ABCS Summit Partnership Festival Welcome to the Netter Center Founded in 1992 the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships is Penn s primary vehicle for bringing to bear the broad range of human knowledge needed to solve the complex comprehensive and interconnected problems of the American city so that West Philadelphia Penn s local geographic community Philadelphia the University itself and society benefit Recent News RFP for Regional Center on UACS Due June 16 Transforming Education Penn s Netter Center Team Watch our 20th Anniversary video here View our latest Annual Report here Additional Resources University of Pennsylvania Civic House Fox Leadership Program Office of Government and Community Affairs Penn Compact National Local

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  • About Us | The Netter Center
    Schools Regional National International Get Involved Alumni Community Faculty Staff Students Publications Resources Anchor Toolkit Annual Reports Universities and Community Schools Journal Student Papers Harkavy Colleagues Employment Student Employment Full time Employment Support Us Giving to Penn Van Service Schedule Multimedia Photo Galleries Videos 20th Anniversary 20th Anniversary Conference ABCS Summit Partnership Festival Home About Us About Us Our Mission Advisory Boards Awards Brochure Events History Newsroom Netter Center Staff

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  • Our Mission | The Netter Center
    Our Mission About Us Our Mission Advisory Boards Awards Brochure Events History Newsroom Netter Center Staff Business Office Contact Us Our Mission Founded in 1992 the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships is Penn s primary vehicle for bringing to bear the broad range of human knowledge needed to solve the complex comprehensive and interconnected problems of the American city so that West Philadelphia Penn s local geographic community Philadelphia the University itself and society benefit The Netter Center is based on three core propositions Penn s future and the future of West Philadelphia Philadelphia are intertwined Penn can make a significant contribution to improving the quality of life in West Philadelphia Philadelphia Penn can enhance its overall mission of advancing and transmitting knowledge by helping to improve the quality of life in West Philadelphia Philadelphia The Netter Center which is housed in the Office of Government and Community Affairs works to achieve the following objectives Improve the internal coordination and collaboration of all university wide community service programs Develop democratic mutually beneficial mutually respectful partnerships between the University and the community Create and strengthen local national and international networks of institutions of higher education committed to engagement

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  • Advisory Boards | The Netter Center
    Public Service Penn Reading Initiative Penn Volunteers in Public Service Penn VIPS University Assisted Community Schools Regional National International Get Involved Alumni Community Faculty Staff Students Publications Resources Anchor Toolkit Annual Reports Universities and Community Schools Journal Student Papers Harkavy Colleagues Employment Student Employment Full time Employment Support Us Giving to Penn Van Service Schedule Multimedia Photo Galleries Videos 20th Anniversary 20th Anniversary Conference ABCS Summit Partnership Festival Home About

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  • Awards | The Netter Center
    for its high quality evidence based collaborative efforts that generate significant advances in knowledge while increasing the opportunities for young people to move successfully through adolescence with ample support and care The prize which carried with it a 100 000 grant was sponsored in collaboration with the National Academy of Sciences Board on Children Youth and Families 2003 Best School Garden in Philadelphia Urban Nutrition Initiative The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society recognized the Urban Nutrition Initiative school garden shared by University City High School and Drew K 8 as the best school garden in Philadelphia Students from the University of Pennsylvania together with local K 12 students transformed this urban wasteland into an educational and entrepreneurial public site In addition to the half acre of growing space the garden houses a shaded pavilion picnic tables and a storage shed all constructed by West Philadelphia public school students involved in vocational education programs 2003 Urban Nutrition Initiative Recognized by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recognized the Urban Nutrition Initiative as one of four model programs for improving childhood nutrition in the report Healthy Schools for Healthy Kids UNI was selected through an extensive two year research process that included hundreds of programs Representatives from RWJF were particularly impressed by UNI s comprehensive approach to partnerships school day linkages and overarching focus on healthy decision making not just diet or nutrition 2002 Penn received 1 Ranking in Service Learning U S News and World Report The University of Pennsylvania was ranked first in service learning nationally by a prestigious group issue of presidents deans and chief academic officers 2000 Best Practices Award Outstanding Achievement Office of Policy Development and Research U S Department of Housing and Urban Development and Best Practices Award Pennsylvania State Office U S Department of Housing and Urban Development The Center won two Housing and Urban Development awards first at the regional level and then at the national level for its community partnership activities with school nonprofits and communities of faith 1993 Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools School College Partnership Award Center for Community Partnerships 1991 U S Department of Health and Human Services Region III Community Partnership Award to Penn Program for Public Service Back To Top Director Awards 2011 Distinguished Advocate for Children Support Center for Child Advocates 2007 Student Committee on Undergraduate Education Innovative Teaching Award 2006 Historical Society of Pennsylvania Heritage Award The Heritage Award honored Dr Harkavy for his significant contribution to the future of the heritage of the Philadelphia Region 2005 Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant in Education at Griffith University Australia 2005 Coalition for Community Schools Leadership Award 2004 Advisory Committee for the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate of the National Science Foundation 2004 Alumni Award of Merit University of Pennsylvania 2004 Walker Ames Professor University of Washington 2004 Chancellor s Distinguished Lecturer Louisiana State University 2003 2006 Honorary Professor University of Queensland Community Service and Research Center 2002 Thomas Ehrilich Faculty Award for Service Learning

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  • Brochure | The Netter Center
    Penn Program for Public Service Penn Reading Initiative Penn Volunteers in Public Service Penn VIPS University Assisted Community Schools Regional National International Get Involved Alumni Community Faculty Staff Students Publications Resources Anchor Toolkit Annual Reports Universities and Community Schools Journal Student Papers Harkavy Colleagues Employment Student Employment Full time Employment Support Us Giving to Penn Van Service Schedule Multimedia Photo Galleries Videos 20th Anniversary 20th Anniversary Conference ABCS Summit Partnership

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  • Calendar | The Netter Center
    Community Schools Regional National International Get Involved Alumni Community Faculty Staff Students Publications Resources Anchor Toolkit Annual Reports Universities and Community Schools Journal Student Papers Harkavy Colleagues Employment Student Employment Full time Employment Support Us Giving to Penn Van Service Schedule Multimedia Photo Galleries Videos 20th Anniversary 20th Anniversary Conference ABCS Summit Partnership Festival Home About Us Our Mission Advisory Boards Awards Brochure Events History Newsroom Netter Center Staff Business

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  • History | The Netter Center
    service In particular Franklin stressed the development and application of knowledge to improve human welfare calling such service The great Aim and End of all Learning For most of its history however Penn was in but not of its community Emerging from the Second World War as a quiet regional school with a large number of commuting students the University began to attract government attention and research money Ideally placed in a major eastern city and surrounded by its rich resources Penn began to grow and expand its urban campus often without considering the consequences for its neighbors In the last several decades of the twentieth century Penn emerged as a preeminent research university ranked in the top ten in the country But as the University flourished much of West Philadelphia declined losing economic and social capital Many people however were coming to realize that the futures of Penn and West Philadelphia were intertwined Beginning in the 1980s serious attention began to focus on how Penn could help play an active collaborative role creating partnerships with key strategic community institutions schools neighborhood organizations and communities of faith to effect positive change In 1983 two important organizations were created the West Philadelphia Partnership a 501 c 3 and the Office of Community Oriented Policy Studies at Penn the predecessor to the Penn Program for Public Service in the School of Arts and Sciences Then in 1985 the seeds for academically based community service courses were planted when four undergraduate students proposed a summer job training corps for their honors seminar class at Penn The project known as the West Philadelphia Improvement Corps WEPIC became an after school program at a local elementary school Over the next five years WEPIC grew evolved and thrived and the idea of the higher education assisted

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