Recent News

  • School Closures Conference

    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.

  • More Than Just Dollars and Cents

    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

  • Instagram, Policy Analyst (Contract Position)

    Instagram is looking for a Policy Analyst to support the Public Policy team on research, competitive analysis, outreach, programs, and anything necessary to make a small and scrappy team successful day to day.

  • Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia 2015 Internships

    Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
    Internship Needs 2015

    Contact: Susan Dannenberg 215-715-9159
                 susan@bicyclecoalition.org

    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.

  • Apply for a Fox Fellowship

    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.

    The fellowships are with:

  • Become involved: Helen Gym City Council Campaign

    Helen Gym, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, is running for Philadelphia City Council at-large in the Democratic Primary and is looking for students to become more involved in her campaign.

    Helen is a progressive education advocate who has been fighting for communities in Philadelphia for over 20 years. Please visit our website to learn more about Helen and join our mailing list to receive updates on the campaign: http://helengym.com/.

  • Summer Intern: The Neighborhood Gardens Trust

    The Neighborhood Gardens Trust (NGT) acquires and preserves community gardens and shared open spaces to enhance quality of life in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. NGT owns or leases 34 gardens and open spaces across Philadelphia. NGT handles matters related to the real estate, so gardeners can do what they do best — garden.

  • Summer 2015 jobs with the Netter Center

    SUMMER 2015 JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE NETTER CENTER FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

    Undergraduates at $10/hr
    Graduates at $12/hr

    Interested in spending your summer in Philadelphia? Want to build relationships with K-12 children through summer academic and enrichment programming?

    Consider working with the Netter Center this summer!

  • Transportation Resource Associates, Inc. Intern: Spring/Summer 2015

    About TRA
    Transportation Resource Associates, Inc. provides management and technical consulting services to the transportation industry, especially in public transit operations, safety, security, and maintenance. TRA’s work includes safety program development, federal and state regulatory compliance assessments, and transit agency systems analyses. TRA provides its clients with detailed written findings and recommendations based on detailed reports, data, and both quantitative and qualitative analyses.

    Intern Position Description

  • United Nations UNHATE Contest

    The United Nations Department of Public Information, in cooperation with the UNHATEFoundation, launched the UNHATE NEWS initiative as part of its efforts to create a world without hate and where human rights are recognized. As a powerful and thought provoking digital initiative, its objective is to invite people to create news "stories" they would like to see come true, stories whose inherent ideas provoke thought and actions.