REACH is an initiative at Penn to make it easier for community and academic partners to find one another and create a successful and sustainable partnership.
Find out how REACH can support your goals…
Connect with academic or community partners
by creating a profile & searching CONNECT: the Collaborator Networking Platform
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Research & Equity in Academic-Community Partnerships for Health (REACH) is an initiative at the University of Pennsylvania that fosters successful, sustainable, and equitable community-academic partnerships.
The culminating symposium of the Penn Community Scholars Program where community leaders pitch their solutions to a panel of academics & funders Now in its seventh year, the Penn Community […]
COMMUNITY-DRIVEN RESEARCH DAY encourages collaborations between researchers and community-based organizations (CBOs) and community groups who have research questions that they are interested in answering, specifically in ways that address social […]
Tyrique Glasgow got tired of his community following him in a negative direction. He wanted them to follow him in a positive direction. Now, ten years into his non-profit Young Chances Foundation, the Community Scholars alumnus found himself in the top 10 of the...
A community health worker in West Philadelphia is going beyond her 9-5 shift to make sure every mother she meets has the resources she needs to be successful. On any given day, Tawandaa Austin from Penn Medicine could be a shoulder to cry on, a gym buddy, or a patient...
President, Port Richmond Neighborhood Action
The leaders of REACH have worked towards building better community-academic partnerships for decades.
But don’t just take their word for it…
“They give you the tools, the knowledge, and the language. So when you start talking to an academic partner, you say to yourself ‘oh – I know what that is’ and ‘oh – I’ve done that before.’ You feel prepared.”