University Communications Staff

Jill DiSanto

News Officer

Arthur Ross Gallery, Education, Navy ROTC, Neighborhood Initiatives, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, Public Safety, Social Policy and Practice


Ever since she was a 6-year-old living in the Philippines, University of Pennsylvania student Mary Encabo knew that she wanted to be a teacher.  While she had a strong sense that she had to teach the world something, she didn’t know exactly what that something was at the time. 
WHO & WHAT:         The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice will host the closing ceremonies for students completing its Pipeline for Promise program, which offers underserved students from local community colleges a free course during the summer months.  
At the University of Pennsylvania, Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher is a matchmaker of sorts.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Volunteers in Public Service scholarship program awarded supplemental scholarships to five local high school students at a ceremony Tuesday, June 9.  
WHAT:          The University of Pennsylvania will provide non-tuition scholarships to five students from five local high schools in recognition of their history of community service.
The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host a June 10-12 conference addressing some of today's critical issues such as child trafficking and underrepresented populations in the child welfare system.
It’s a long road from the University of Pennsylvania to Amsterdam, but cancer research knows no bounds. 
Richard “Dick” Henriques has been appointed a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy, with a joint appointment at the Wharton Social Impact Initiative.
After a major earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, University of Pennsylvania graduate student Sandeep Shah felt helpless.   But, he also knew that his interdisciplinary background in social work, finance and philanthropy could help those who needed it the most. 
Ira Harkavy, the associate vice president and founding director of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, will be recognized by the Philadelphia City Council on Thursday, May 14.