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Penn State Center Philadelphia

We foster meaningful collaboration among communities, practitioners, and scholars who work to build transformative social justice solutions in five thematic areas of focus:  Transforming Education, Enhancing Health, Stewarding Our Planet’s Resources, Advancing the Arts and Humanities, and Empowering Through Digital Innovation. 

Penn State Center Philadelphia creates opportunities for Penn State students, faculty, staff, and alumni to explore the complexities of urban experience in support of community-based learning, knowledge exchange, and mobilization. Through interdisciplinary approaches in research and education designed to advance the public good, we play a critical role in reimagining Penn State as a land-grant university.

As a result of COVID-19, we have expanded our urban engagement work, creating ways for faculty and students to participate in innovative responses, interventions, and research. We continue to utilize virtual delivery methods to give faculty and students the opportunity to conduct their work while adhering to social distancing guidelines.