Inaugural Projects for Progress recipients announced

Lauren Hertzler

Penn Today

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The University announced Friday its inaugural Projects for Progress prize recipients, which include three teams of Penn students, faculty, and staff. The teams, awarded up to $100,000 each to support their initiatives, all enhance and promote equity and inclusion in Philadelphia by addressing health care, education, and environmental justice, respectively.

Two of these teams include Netter Center staff members and involve close collaboration with the Center's school and community partners.

The first is the "Bridging Gaps and Building Capacity: Student and Educator Supports for School Reopening in Learning Network 2." This initiative will address elementary students’ school readiness and teachers’ instructional capacity and mental health needs by providing evidence-based programming and professional development at 1-2 summer learning sites in West Philadelphia

The second is "a Collaborative Initiative to Renovate and Optimize the Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center." This initiative is meant to enhance the Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center and its K–16+ collaborative learning opportunities through major renovations, updated instrumentation, and additional environmental justice-focused STEM programming.

To read more about these programs and the teams involved click here.