Netter Center for Community Partnerships
The Netter Center works with nine University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) in West Philadelphia. UACS focus on schools as core institutions for community engagement and democratic development, as well as link school day and after school curricula to solve locally identified, real-world, community problems. Programming occurs during the school day, after school, evenings, and summers. The work is supported by government and private funding, as well as the ABCS courses, internships, work-study and volunteer opportunities that bring hundreds of Penn students into the schools. Netter Center UACS site directors collaborate with each school and its community to determine activities that best serve their specific needs and interests. UACS Site Directors are liaisons between Penn and the school, as well as between school and community partners.