The Netter Center will be returning to regular business hours on campus on September 7.  Please contact nettercenter@upenn.edu for general inquiries.

Check out the latest Letter from Netter newsletter for University-Assisted Community Schools programming and other events.

Penn Alumni Classes Engage (PACE)

Penn Alumni Classes Engage, P.A.C.E., is a new Alumni Class Leadership Council (ACLC) initiative providing opportunities for undergraduate alumni classes to engage in supporting Penn students and the communities surrounding Penn's campus. The launching of this initiative complements Penn's 2020-2021 academic year theme of Civic Engagement. The opportunities to engage will be on-going and allow for both on-campus and virtual alumni involvement. P.A.C.E. has three focus areas: Giving of Goods, Giving of Time, and Giving of Talent.

The Netter Center is a proud partner of this initiative and is particularly highlighting opportunities for Giving of Goods and Giving of Talent. 

Giving of Goods

SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATIONS

Please visit this Amazon Wishlist to select items identified by Principal Rauchaun DuPree of Benjamin B. Comegys Elementary School, a university-assisted community school with whom the Netter Center engages year round. The items will support Comegys’ teachers and 500 students.  Note: For easy direct shipping of your contribution, when you proceed to check out, the shipping address should appear under "Other addresses" as "Penn-Comegys School Partnership -- Gift Registry Address" which will ship to Principal DuPree's home.

FOOD DONATIONS

Please use delivery services (such as Amazon, Target, Walmart) to send donated items (nonperishable, not expired, dry/canned goods only – suggested items listed below) directly to the following contacts:

People’s Emergency Center
Derrick Pratt
267-777-5800
325 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Salvation Army West Philadelphia Corps-Food Pantry
Major Celestin Nkounkou
215-474-1009
5501 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139

Food donations might include: Boxed stuffing, cranberry sauce, rice, beans, mashed potato flakes, macaroni, soup, canned fruit, canned vegetables, spaghetti, sauce, cereal, pancake mix, syrup, canned drink mix, canned yams, tuna fish, corn muffin mix, crackers, peanut butter, jelly, etc.

The Netter Center and its school and community partners sincerely thank you for your generosity! 

Please note that all donated items will be received directly by the community organization, and neither the receiving organization nor Penn or the Netter Center will have records of individual contributions; we will therefore not be able to thank you individually.

Giving of Talent

Help create a virtual library of career talks for local youth as part of the Netter Center's college access and career readiness programming.  This is an opportunity to share your talents and professional life experiences with local Philadelphia high school students through a fun and unique video project.

Record a brief “A day in the life” of your career, “How I got here”, “Helpful skills for my career”, “How I overcame adversity during my journey”, etc… to share with students.

You are the expert of your own experience!

Sign up here if interested in learning more.

We will host brief tutorial sessions throughout the spring to provide details and suggestions for creating your video.  The first tutorial is scheduled for Friday, March 19, 2021 at 3pm EST.  

More opportunities

If you wish to contribute financially to the Netter Center and receive a tax receipt from the University of Pennsylvania, please visit our giving page.

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