Civic House

Civic EngagementCommunity ServiceFirst-Generation and/or Lower-IncomeInstructionalUndergraduateGraduateRAGA Fair


Civic House is Penn's hub for civic engagement, centering community organizations and social justice education, promoting mutually beneficial collaborations between Penn and Philadelphia community nonprofit organizations. Through social justice education, trainings and workshops, Civic House prepares students for responsible community engagement and empowers them to become advocates for social change.

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Services Offered

Civic House connects students with opportunities to learn about and engage with Philadelphia's communities through our partner organizations and a variety of programs. We strive to have deep, reciprocal relationships with our community partners that provide a spectrum of opportunities for students. An ideal relationship would allow students to engage with an organization that might have multiple levels of responsibility. We believe that our community partners are essential co-educators to this developmental learning and growth process for our students.

Signature Events

Our core programs include: PennCORP, West Philadelphia Tutoring Project, Community Engagement Internship, Community Engagement Program, Penn Alternative Breaks, Civic Scholars Program, Gutman Public Scholar Lecture, Various Workshops and Discussions. We also collaborate with campus and community partners on programming throughout the year.