Philadelphia's Promise:

Schedule of the September 26-27

Summit on Youth and Volunteerism

(Please see cover story)

Friday, September 26

5 - 7 p.m. Zellerbach Theater, the Annenberg Center

Opening Ceremony and Welcome

Edward G. Rendell, Mayor of Philadelphia

Tom Ridge, Governor,Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Judith Rodin, President, University of Pennsylvania

William H. Gray, CEO, The College Fund/UNCF


Saturday, September 27

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Zellerbach Theater

Registration and Volunteer Expo

9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Summit Overview and Welcome

Mayor Rendell

Harris Wofford, Corporation for National Service

Judith Rodin

10:30 a.m. -12 noon Williams Hall

Creative Practices and the ABC's of Project Planning

Workshops on Five Goals of the Philadelphia Summit


Goal One: Caring Adult (Celeste Bryant, One to One Philadelphia)

Presents common principles and guidelines that have proved effective in a wide range of mentor settings; elements and policies that can help guide the development of responsible mentor programs.

Goal Two:Safe Places (Shelly Yanoff, PCCY)

Highlights of several programs; suggestions on how individuals and systems can create safe spaces for children to learn and play.

Goal Three: Healthy Start (Heather Block-Reilly, DPH)

Clarification of healthy start goals for Philadelphia area children and youth; sharing ideas and information on best practices.

Goal Four: Skills for Employment (Carina Wong, GPF)

Introduces participants to Philadelphia's nationally recognized School-to-Career initiative, which provides opportunities for experience and academic preparation needed for employment and/or post-secondary education upon graduation from high school.

Goal Five:

- Community Service (Bob Coccagna, SDP)

Outlines principles of good practice for continuing service and learning for area youth and the organizations where they provide service.

- Lessons Learned by Corporations (Dale Mitchell, DVGM)

For cooperate sponsors that have pledged to support the goals of the summit and organizations seeking to become involved in the process; will include lessons learned by those involved in the summit and corporate giving campaigns.

- Utilizing Older Adults (Nancy Henkin, Temple Intergenerational Program)

Focuses on strategies for mobilizing older volunteers and retirees to use their lifetime of skills to strengthen communities.


12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Volunteer Expo

1:30 - 3 p.m.Williams Hall: Regional Planning sessions.

3 - 3:40 p.m. Zellerbach Theater: Philadelphia's Promise

"Keeping Philadelphia's Promise"

Mayor Rendell

Jack Miller, Co-Chair, Philadelphia's Promise

Christine James-Brown, President, United Way of SEPA,

Co-Chair, Philadelphia's Promise


Registration: To request a form for registration by fax, please call the Summit Hotline at (215) 665-2510. Campus arrangements are being made by the Center for Community Partnerships, via Joann Weeks, 898-0240.

Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, September 23, 1997, Volume 44, Number 5