Cory Bowman

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Associate Director and Director of National UACS Network

Cory Bowman has been working for Penn’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships since its inception in 1992 and its predecessor (the Penn Program for Public Service) since 1991.

Cory helps direct the core functions of Netter, including developing academic partnerships with schools, non-profits, and communities of faith. These partnerships emphasize the integration of the teaching, research, and service missions of the University and engage Penn students, faculty, staff and alumni. He also works with the Penn’s Office of the Executive Vice President to help advance Penn’s development as a democratic anchor institution.

Cory directs the development of University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) in Penn’s local community of West Philadelphia. In addition, he leads Netter’s local and national UACS adaptation and replication program, including serving as director of the UACS National Network and the Regional Training Centers program.

Cory received the Dr. Judith Rodin Community Education Award in recognition for his social justice work advancing education and educational opportunities in Philadelphia. He has been part of the Coalition for Community Schools since 1997 where he helped found the Research Practice Network and is currently serving on the Steering Committee and the Co-Chair’s network.