Spring 2018 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 involved, see the contacts for various programs below. For more information on work opportunities,  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, yvonnema@sas.upenn.edu


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, greenm@sas.upenn.edu 


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, theresae@sas.upenn.edu


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.

Contact: penncssp@gmail.com


Dance for Health

Dance for Health is a multi-level partnership between Penn's School of Nursing, the Netter Center's after school program at Sayre High School, and Sayre-Morris Recreation Center. We are looking for Penn students interested in promoting healthy lifestyles and engaging with high school youth to support the Dance for Health program on Thursdays after school. Penn students will also participate in the line dancing class that takes place from 5-7pm at the recreation center across the street from Sayre HS.

Contact: Candace Eaton, eatonc@sas.upenn.edu



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, eatonc@sas.upenn.edu


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.

Contact: MASFellowcoordinator@gmail.com


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.

Contact: applytonccpevaluation@gmail.com


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.

Contact: penn.reading@gmail.com


Rebel Ventures

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 steinjm@sas.upenn.edu


Sayre Health Initiatives, Education, and Leadership Development (SHIELD)

The Sayre Health Center is looking for mentors for the SHIELD program. The Sayre Health Initiatives, Education, and Leadership Development (SHIELD) program is an after school training program that prepares high school students for careers in health care. Students are taught the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam, an industry recognized certification. SHIELD students and mentors work alongside our clinical staff, assisting in the provision of patient care.  

Contact: Joe Brand, jbrandr@sas.upenn.edu


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, greenm@sas.upenn.edu 


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, pbran@sas.upenn.edu


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, plombard@sas.upenn.edu