Philadelphia & Community
The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development is a coalition of 36 colleges and universities in the greater Philadelphia area that work to strengthen service and service-learning communities. Based at the University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships, the consortium seeks to revitalize local communities and schools and foster civic responsibility among the region's colleges and universities.
PHILADELPHIA –- While the nation will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, the Green Campus Partnership at the University of Pennsylvania offers a slate of green events throughout the month because a single day just isn’t enough.
Among April’s major announcements will be the results of the 10-week RecycleMania contest, and GreenFund grant winners will be announced.
Sayre Health Center in West Philadelphia to Be Named in Honor of Late Penn Physician Bernett L. Johnson Jr.
A renaming ceremony for the Sayre Health Center, a full-service, primary care health facility at the rear of Sayre High School, 59th and Walnut streets, in honor of the late Bernett L. Johnson, who was a physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the founding co-chair of the center’s board of directors.
A scholarship presentation in his honor to a Sayre High School graduate and a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be followed by refreshments.
Sayre Health Center in West Philadelphia to Be Named In Honor of Late Penn Physician Bernett L. Johnson Jr.
PHILADELPHIA –- Sayre Health Center is a full-service, primary care health facility at the rear of Sayre High School, 59th and Walnut streets, that has been serving the needs of residents of West Philadelphia since the fall of 2007. On Tuesday, March 30, the health center will become the Dr. Bernett L. Johnson Jr. Sayre Health Center in ceremonies designed to honor the vision and legacy of the man behind its founding.
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Trash Talk, a panel discussion with key players in recycling from both the University of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, sharing information about waste reduction and recycling
Moderated by Dan Garofalo, Penn’s environmental sustainability coordinator, the panelists are:
· Clarena Tolson, Philadelphia streets commissioner
Shadowing Day, a city-wide program for 9th-grade students in the Philadelphia School District, coordinated by the Philadelphia Youth Network. The visiting students will spend the day learning about the host workplace, the kind of jobs the employees are doing and the education and experience needed to get such jobs.
The staff of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania will host 18 students from Fitzsimons and West Philadelphia High schools.
PHILADELPHIA –- A two-week observance at the University of Pennsylvania of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. begins with a Day of Service, Monday, Jan. 18, when volunteers will participate in activities that have become staples of this event: community-beautification projects, a food drive benefiting West Philadelphia’s People’s Emergency Center, the assembly of charitable gift packages and commemorative art projects.