On June 19, 2015, over 65 people gathered at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for a one-day convening on school closure research in the mid-Atlantic. Participants represented communities and institutions throughout the region, including: Baltimore; Boston; Cleveland; Newark, N.J.; New York; Philadelphia; and Rochester, N.Y. The event consisted of three research roundtables, a panel discussion of strategies for making research useful, and a keynote response from Dr. Lauren Wells, Chief Education Officer for the City of Newark, New Jersey.
Ariel Bierbaum, a Visiting Scholar at the Urban Studies Program this year (2014-15) and Urbs alumn (2000), has spent the past year observing the impact of school closures on Philly neighborhoods and interviewing the communities and public agencies affected by the process. Here she blogs about her work for the Community Design Collaborative: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2015/08/04/more-than-just-dollars-and-cents
Photo credit: Tim Gibbons, memorial by Tim and his students
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Internship Needs 2015
Contact: Susan Dannenberg 215-715-9159
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is looking for interns. We are a 42-year old advocacy and education organization with exciting opportunities to work alongside our experienced staff to make positive changes in Philadelphia.
The Fox Leadership Program is seeking 11 spirited Penn students to work in Philadelphia and Harrisburg this summer. Fellows receive a $3,000 stipend for a 10-week fellowship. There is some flexibility in the start date, but the preferred start date is late May/early June.
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