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Highlights from the Netter Center's 25th Anniversary International Conference 

Keynote Plenary 25th Anniversary Student Dance Performance Presidential Plenary
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25th Anniversary
International Conference

Our 25th Anniversary International Conference, "Higher Education-Community Partnerships for Democracy and Social Change," took place November 16-17, 2017 on Penn's campus with approximately 550 participants from 95 colleges and universities and 110, local, national, and global organizations.  

                    25th Anniversary Honorees 

                    The following awards were presented at the November 16th luncheon:
                    Transformative Leadership Award 
                    Ahmed Bawa
                    Chief Executive Officer of Universities South Africa 
                    Distinguished Civic Partner Award 
                    Robert W. Bogle 
                    Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of The Philadelphia Tribune 
                    National Civic and Community Engagement Award 
                    Nancy Cantor
                    Chancellor of Rutgers University – Newark
                    Lee Benson Activist Scholar Award 
                    Ellen Condliffe Lagemann 
                    Levy Institute Research Professor at Bard College and Distinguished Fellow at the Bard Prison Initiative 
                    Lifetime Achievement Award 
                    Eduardo Padrón 
                    President of Miami Dade College 
                    Benjamin Franklin Award 
                    Michael Zuckerman 
                    Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Pennsylvania
                    25th Anniversary Honorees

                    A Quarter Century of Partnerships

                    story and video by Penn Communications

                    Glen Casey will be the first to admit it: He wasn’t the perfect student in high school.
                    “I was always doing the dumbest things; getting into fights, getting arrested,” he says.
                    A student then at University City High, Casey failed ninth grade, and barely passed 10th.
                    “I just really wasn’t into school,” he says.
                    But that was seven years ago. Today, Casey holds an undergraduate degree from Penn in urban studies and economics, and is a fellow at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships—the same organization that’s played a major role in turning his life around.
                    “The work that the Netter Center does is what gets young students motivated,” he says, “and helps them discover their passion.”
                    Watch the video below!
                    A Quarter Century of Partnerships

                    UCLA named fourth Regional Training Center for University-Assisted Community Schools

                    The Netter Center selected the University of California, Los Angeles to develop the fourth regional training center on University-Assisted Community Schools.
                    UCLA began its work in fall 2017 with establishment of the UCLA Center for Community Schooling, a new campus-wide initiative to advance university-assisted community schools.
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