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January Volunteer Opportunities

Examining Penn’s Work in the Community & Deepening its Impact. Overcoming Poverty and Racism in West Philadelphia; join faculty, staff, students and community partners as we discuss volunteer and civic responsibility to the community post the Katrina devastation;  Wednesday, January 25, 5-8 p.m., Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; presented by Center for Community Partnerships, School of Social Policy and Practice,Vice Provost for University Life, African American Resource Center, Race Dialogue Project, West Philadelphia Community Partners, University of Penn Student Partners and Office of Diversity and Community Outreach.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium will run from Monday, January 16–Friday, January 27. The theme for 2006 is Making a Difference By Living The Dream. For a complete listing of Penn’s MLK Commemoration events, visit www.upenn.edu/aarc/mlk/calendar.htm.

E-Mentoring is for you!Join an exciting new mentoring program. All that is required is that you e-mail your mentee once a week. Through the use of technology, provide support to high school students to improve graduation rates from local public high schools and increase interest in attending college. Contact Isabel Mapp at (215) 898-2020 or send an e-mail to sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu  or contact  Kenneth Perry at (215) 573-4339 or khe@pobox.upenn.edu for information and/or to volunteer.

Have a special talent? Teach it at Community School! Volunteer instructors for any class would be welcome. Teach a dance class, yoga, calligraphy, chess, arts & crafts. Your interest can be accommodated. Team teaching, seminars and workshops encouraged.

Sayre Family Fitness Nights: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-8 p.m. Started 1/5/06.

Penn Alexander Community Nights: Tuesday & Thursdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Starting 1/10/06.

University City High School Community Nights: Mondays & Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. Starting 1/18/06.

Volunteers for Shadowing Day. Wednesday, January 25, Philadelphia area businesses and organizations will welcome high school students from the Philadelphia School District into their workplaces to give them firsthand exposure to the everyday working world.  Shadowing is an experience during which students are paired with employee mentors for the day (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) to learn about particular careers. Join other members of the Penn community as they host students from the local high school. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students.

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 17, January 10, 2006

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