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The Intersection of Community, Academia, and Grantmaking

March 30, 2023 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 am

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 Scholars Program was developed to foster and promote community-academic partnerships and community-based participatory research. This 12-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.

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, a Q&A panel with local and national funders, and a keynote presentation from Dr. Anita Ravi, President/CEO/Co-Founder of the PurpLE Health Foundation.

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


March 30, 2023
5:00 am - 8:00 am