Advisory Boards

The Netter Center for Community Partnerships has four advisory boards:

The Community Advisory Board of the Netter Center was formed in 1992. Board members work with the Netter Center Director and staff to establish goals as well as benchmarks and strategies for achieving those goals. Board members also provide timely advice on crucial issues, and are informed and enthusiastic advocates for the Center with key constituencies. The Board provides a crucial connection to the wider West Philadelphia and Philadelphia communities, disseminating information and serving as advocates for the Netter Center and its work.

The Faculty Advisory Board of the Netter Center was formed in 1992. The Board helps advance academically based community service (ABCS) across the University, as well as generally supports the Netter Center’s work among University faculty and administration. This board is comprised of faculty members from across the University who have worked with the Netter Center and/or are committed to advancing ABCS and problem solving learning, research, and teaching at Penn and in the community. 

The National Advisory Board was formed in 2000. The Board works with the Netter Center Director and affiliated faculty, staff and students to increase visibility of the Center and its programs on campus and with alumni in the larger world; provide connections between the Netter Center and key external contacts in the government, industry, the not-for-profit sector, etc.; assist the Netter Center in its fundraising efforts by providing individual support and by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting other prospective donors; and provide strategic advice and counsel to the Netter Center Director and to serve as a sounding board throughout the Center's ongoing development.

The Student Advisory Board was formed in 2001 to increase student involvement in the operation and strategic planning of the Netter Center. Members work to deepen the engagement of students already involved in the Netter Center, as well as inform and engage the wider Penn community. This includes increasing the visibility of the Center and its programs; establishing connections between the Center and key contacts in the Penn community (e.g. student groups, academic departments); and providing strategic advice and counsel to the Center's many programs.