An artistic collaboration with Penn and local students in West Philly

Jill DiSanto

Penn Today

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

At West Philadelphia High School, the dance team performed “Sounds of the Soul,” an exploration of iconic musicians throughout history. But, they first demonstrated their dynamic choreography skills by giving the audience a taste during the University-Assisted Community Schools Arts Showcase, which consisted of art displays and a series of performances from UACS students at The Rotunda. 

The art exhibition highlighted the works of K-8 students from Lea who participate in programs like the Young Quakers Community Athletics, an after-school initiative through the Netter Center and Penn’s Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics. It builds bridges between Penn intercollegiate athletic teams and students in University-assisted community schools, allowing Penn players to mentor children on and off the field.