Stanton Wortham of the Graduate School of Education comments on the Latino community in Norristown, Pa.
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As many of our neighbors in New Jersey and New York continue to struggle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the University of Pennsylvania’s faculty, staff and students have undertaken a number of efforts within their respective units to support the victims of this terrible natural disaster.
The Penn community should be aware that several organizations are actively supporting those whose lives have been upended by the storm and are accepting donations from those who want to help:
Compared to the rest of the United States, Philadelphia’s civic life is very healthy.
Cindy Nicoletti, a 2011 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, is one of those lucky people who has known since childhood what she wanted to do with her life.
“I always wanted to be a teacher,” she says. “That was my main focus, ever since second grade.”
A two-day international conference titled "The Role of Higher Education-Community-School Partnerships in Creating Democratic Communities Locally, Nationally and Globally” will celebrate the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships’ 20 years of work with its West Philadelphia neighbors.