Film Featuring Netter & Robeson University-Assisted Community School Partnership as a National Model

Freethink Media in partnership with Million Stories

Friday, March 11, 2022

A ten-minute documentary-style film and story featuring the University-Assisted Community School (UACS) partnership involving the Netter Center and Paul Robeson High School was recently released by Freethink Media. This partnership was selected to illustrate the potential of UACS for reimagining and significantly changing education for the better. 

The benefits of this University-Assisted Community School (UACS) partnership to both the Robeson community and Penn students, faculty, and staff have been powerful, and many are featured here.

The film highlights the mutually-beneficial partnership between Netter Center and Robeson, the leadership of award-winning Principal Richard Gordon and his team, and the engagement of talented young leaders such as Penn senior Hakiem Ellison and Robeson senior Ciani Richardson. Footage also features Penn students and Robeson students working together through Academically Based Community Service (ABCS) courses in neuroscience, mathematics, and engineering and through programs focused on writing and financial literacy.

Freethink's award-winning films “reach millions of young, motivated change-makers every month, shining a light on the frontier of ideas and innovation,” including 10 million followers across 17 social media accounts. The film appears as part of their series "Hack the Dream" in partnership with Million Stories (a project of the Singleton Foundation).

Check out more on the ABCS partnerships with Paul Robeson High School as featured in Penn Today.