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The Intersection of Community, Academia, and Grantmaking (2024)

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Register for the 2024 Symposium of the Penn Community Scholars Program

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After two semesters of preparation, the graduates of the Penn Community Scholars Program will present their innovative ideas to potential collaborators and funders.

The event will include networking opportunities, the pitch presentations, and a keynote presentation from Dr. Rafael Pérez-Figueroa, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Public Health Service at Rutgers University School of Public Health.

Now in its ninth year, the Penn Community Scholars Program was developed to foster and promote community-academic partnerships and community-based participatory research. This 14-session training is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of community members to serve as equal partners in research. The Program features guest speakers from community-academic partnerships and other topic area experts in health equity, health care innovation, and more. In addition to learning the foundations of research, leaders from community organizations receive tools and resources to craft their “pitch” in a way that is attractive to funders and academic partners.

Join us for a morning of connection, collaboration, and celebration with some of the best community and academic leaders in Philadelphia.

We think you’ll want to stick around…
After the symposium, the REACH Accelerator will take place 12pm-2pm – a networking event to connect you with potential community or academic partners, and a time to meet the REACH team who can help you meet your personal and organizational goals.


March 21
9:00 am - 12:30 pm


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Quorum at the University City Science Center
3675 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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