Netter Center uses Alumni Weekend to engage the community

Pat Zancolli

The Daily Pennsylvanian

Friday, May 15, 2015

Alumni Weekend isn't just about returning to campus to reunite with classmates. For the Netter Center, Alumni Weekend is an opportunity to connect Penn graduates with the West Philadelphia community. 

On Alumni Weekend, May 15-17, the Netter Center for Community Partnerships will be hosting a number of events. 

"This interest originally came from other alumni," Netter Center Assistant Director Rita Hodges said. A number of graduated classes have contacted the Netter Center over the past several years to conduct a service project over Alumni Weekend, Hodges said, but those plans never really worked out. As a result, Netter has made an effort over the past couple of years to plan Alumni Weekend events in a more engaged way, implementing panels and other events to make this possible.

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