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1 Community Service Opportunities at Penn Brought to you by PWBS

2 Community Service Directory Comprehensive guide to available opportunities Can search by interest, school, category

3 The Netter Center https://www.nettercenter.upenn.edu/get- involved/students https://www.nettercenter.upenn.edu/get- involved/students Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) Description: Courses for credit (in many dept) that involve hands on work in the community Examples: Obesity and Society DNA, Diet & Disease Clean Water--Green Cities The Social Life of Urban Spaces Community School Student Partnerships Example: Penn Reading Initiative

4 West Philadelphia Tutoring Project WPTP encourages tutors and tutees to develop personal relationships through their academic work Alternate Spring Break (ASB) Community service trip during spring break Service sites: Almost Heaven, WV New Bern, NC New Orleans, LA Lexington, VA

5 Fox Leadership – Leadership for Service ship-service-initiatives ship-service-initiatives Penn MERT: Medical Emergency Response Team (pennmert.org/) *Great way to show experience in medical field

6 Penn Science Across the Ages Improving science education in West Philly School day, after school for K-6 Mini classes for high school students

7 Clinical Volunteering HUP CHOP Penn Presbyterian VA Medical Center Thomas Jefferson Pennsylvania Hospital Temple Hospital

8 Useful Tips Call, not Expect the process to take longer than expected (rec letters, essays, etc) Dont choose something just for your resume Stay committed Take notes

9 Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair When: Wednesday December 5 Time: 10am-12pm Where: Houston Hall of Flags What: Sweet and Sour Science table


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