How to use REACH

as a Community Partner

Here’s a step-by-step guide for how to get started with REACH so it becomes a useful tool to accomplishing your goals. If you experience any difficulty, please contact us for assistance!


Sign up for our newsletter and create a profile

Click on the “Get Started” button. The newsletter will keep you up-to-date on available resources and opportunities. Creating a profile on the CONNECT collaborator networking platform will allow potential academic or community partners to find you and learn about your work!

You’ll be directed back to this page once you complete this step.


Explore our Programs and Services


You can view all Program & Services using the menu at the top of the website.


Tap into your new professional network

  • Schedule a free consultation with REACH to see how we can support you in achieving your goals.


  • Send an ‘ask’ to the REACH member network. We’ll send it out to our mailing list and members respond with ‘offers’ to assist. 

Ready for more?


Start building your community-based participatory research (CBPR) skills right now with on-demand trainings.

If you’re looking for group-based learning, check out our Penn Community Scholars Program.

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After you complete Community Scholars, you’re eligible to participate in a partnered cohort program where we help you match with an academic partner and create a strong foundation to partnership.