Our Impact

By the Numbers

  • 25 Penn State faculty/staff awarded with Seeding Change grants since 2016
  • 500+ students and 100+ community-based organizations engaged through Seeding Change grant program

Vision and Strategic Priorities

Penn State Center Philadelphia is committed to the Penn State Outreach vision to engage and empower communities and individuals within the Commonwealth and beyond to become resilient, healthy, sustainable, and innovative.

Our team works to foster meaningful collaboration among communities, practitioners, and scholars who work to build transformative social justice solutions to align with Penn State’s strategic priorities:

  • Transforming Education
    Penn State will be a leader in the transformation of education, including enhancing access to it, as it fulfills its land-grant mission in a 21st-century context and continues to drive discovery-focused research across disciplines.
  • Enhancing Health
    Penn State will be a leader in promoting quality of life through comprehensive approaches to enhancing personalized and population health, achieved through a commitment to and investment in relevant research, education, clinical practice, and outreach.
  • Stewarding Our Planet’s Resources
    Penn State will be a leader in creating comprehensive solutions to mitigate the dangers of climate change and address the challenges of providing safe and abundant water, clean and renewable energy sources, and plentiful and nutritious food.
  • Advancing the Arts and Humanities
    Penn State will be a leader in embracing the vital role of the arts and humanities, utilizing them — along with the sciences and other disciplines — as agents of change in addressing complex global issues.
  • Empowering through Digital Innovation
    Penn State will prepare students for success in the digital age and use digitally optimized outreach to foster economic prosperity in communities across Pennsylvania and beyond.