Maria Zankey

Penn Current

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Penn founder Ben Franklin believed that the true purpose of education was to promote service to society-at-large. That purpose is still aligned with Penn’s mission today, and is visible through the University’s ongoing work with the community.

In addition to opportunities offered by numerous University outlets, Penn Volunteers in Public Service (Penn VIPS)—part of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships—provides a vehicle for staff, faculty, alumni, and members of the West Philadelphia community to work together through service activities and events.

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