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Meeting the Moment: K-16 Partnerships to Address Pandemic Challenges

January 24, 2022


This webinar, presented as a part of Penn’s MLK Symposium on Social Change, is sponsored by PHENND, the Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the African-American Resource Center. It will feature those involved in K-16 collaborations that have worked to address critical needs in school communities created by, or made worse by, the pandemic.

We’ll hear from partnerships involved in kindergarten readiness, academic support, student mental health, teacher morale and college access and persistence.

The event will take place on Zoom, Monday, January 24, 5:30-7:00 pm.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Principal Richard Gordon of Robeson High School
  • Dr. Elaine Allard, Associate Professor of Educational Studies, Swarthmore College plus teacher partner TBA
  • Bianca del Rio, Director of University Assisted Community Schools, University of Pennsylvania
  • Andrea DiMola, K-12 Education Manager, West Philly Promise Neighborhood, Drexel University School of Education
  • Jack Drummond, Director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Student Engagement, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Moderator: Adiza Ezell, Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment, School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania