Fall 2017 Student Employment Opportunities
Work Study and Volunter Opportunities
Undergraduate Starting Hourly Rate: $10.00
Masters Students Starting Hourly Rate: $12.00
Join the Netter Center staff and fellow students working in University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) and with community organizations in West Philadelphia through our many work-study and volunteer opportunities. To get invlved, see the contacts for various programs below. For more information, please visit the Student Emploment Office Job Search website and type keyword 'Netter Center'.
Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative
The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) organizes nutrition-based school day and after school learning opportunities at the Netter Center's University-Assisted Community Schools in West Philadelphia, and serves more than 10,000 students and their families every month across Philadelphia. AUNI's approach to nutrition education includes hands-on experiences for students to grow, cook, consume and sell healthy foods.
Contact: Yvonne Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts, Culture, and Humanities (Silverman) Fellows
Fellows work to promote and strengthen literacy and communication skills among K-12 students. This work can include helping students create literary magazines, school newspapers, program-based newsletters, videos, and social media with K12 students for dissemination to the wider community. Please indicate preferred age-group, K-8 or high school.
Contact: Mara Greenberg, email@example.com
College Access and Career Readiness
College Access and Career Readiness (CACR) at the Netter Center's University-Assisted Community Schools partners with high schools in West Philadelphia to support students in attaining high school, post-secondary, and career success. Penn students work one-on-one with high school students on college searches and applications as well as financial aid and scholarship research.
Contact: Theresa Simmonds, firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Schools Student Partnerships
Community School Student Partnership (CSSP) supports school day and after school programs for children in West Philadelphia. Student mentors work at the Netter Center's University-Assisted Community Schools with teachers, staff, and others to support students' academic and extracurricular endeavors.
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness for Undergraduate Programs) is looking for Penn student tutors and mentors to work with 9th and 10th grade high school students! This would involve supporting students in the classroom and/or after-school to help them get ready for college and career. Tutors are needed in the following subject areas: Algebra, Science, and Literacy/Writing. There are also opportunities beyond traditional tutoring. If you have an idea for an after-school activity or workshop that would be of interest to our high school students, please reach out to us!
Contact: Candace Eaton, email@example.com
Moelis Access Science
Moelis Access Science (MAS) Fellows seek to enrich science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for students in grades K-12 at the Netter Center's University-Assisted Community Schools through hands-on inquiry-based activities. At the same time, MAS works to improve undergraduate and graduate STEM education at Penn.
Netter Center Evaluation Data Team
The Netter Center's Evaluation Data Team works with University-Assisted Community Schools on data collection and evaluation of school day and after-school programs to measure engagement and impact. This includes working with all stakeholders, including Penn and K-12 students, faculty, teachers, staff and others.
Penn Reading Initiative
Penn Reading Initiative (PRI) is a tutoring program developed by the Penn Linguistics Laboratory to raise the reading levels of urban elementary school students. PRI tutors work one-on-one with students and usea The Reading Road, a curriculum that includes lessons, stories and games designed to engage the interest of inner-city students.
Rebel Ventures is a business run by a team of high-school and Penn students with the mission to create delicious, healthy, and sustainable snacks that are availale to everyone. Seeking Penn students who can help sustain and develop the Rebel brand. Positions include design support, brand support, social media support, operations manager, sales manager, administrative coordinator, evaluation coordinator, and outreach coordinator.
Contact: Jarrett Stein firstname.lastname@example.org
Urban Arts, Culture, and Humanities Program
In the Urban, Arts, Culture and Humanities Program (UACHP), students engage in arts, culture, and humanities partnerships. Partners include West Philadelphia schools, non-profit organizations, the Rotunda, the 40th Street Arts-in-Residence Program, and other local partners.
Contact: Mara Greenberg, email@example.com
University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) Sports Program
UACS Sports programs engage K-12 West Philadelphia students in sports, fitness, and health-related activities. The initiative aims to create and sustain quality sports programs in our University-Assisted Community Schools that encourage physical activity in a fun, safe, environment as well as fosters character and leadership development through sports participation. UACS Sports programs support school-day programs and sports-based leadership development for middle and high school students.
Contact: Paulette Branson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Quakers Community Athletics
Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQCA) is an after-school initiative that is supported by an innovative partnership between the Netter Center and Penn's Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA). The program connects Penn varsity athletes with 4th-8th grade students in the Netter Center's University-Assisted Community Schools for sport skills development, academic enrichment, and mentoring. In addition to the varsity athletes participating in the program, other students (athletes on other teams, or non-varsity athletes) are needed to provide supplementary support. Possible areas of support may include marketing, recruitment, equipment management, transportation, tutoring, or supervision. We are looking for energetic, engaging students who enjoy working with kids!
Contact: Paige Lombard, email@example.com