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The Intersection of Community, Academia, and Grantmaking
April 27 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pmFree
This Community Scholars symposium offers exposure to developing, pitching, and sustaining innovative project ideas that utilize community-academic partnerships.
- Gain insights into the approaches of developing and sustaining successful community academic partnerships.
- Learn from grantmakers, community organizations, and researchers effective strategies to advance ideas.
- Observe a Shark Tank style pitch session where Community Scholars pitch ideas and receive feedback from a panel of funders and experts.
This symposium is part of the Community Scholars Program, a program of the Center for Public Health Initiatives, primarily supported by the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of the Provost, with additional support from the Prevention Research’s Center’s Philadelphia Health Leadership Institute, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and the Penn School of Medicine’s National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and Division of General Medicine. As part of the symposium, Community Scholars will pitch their ideas for evidence-based interventions that improve health outcomes. Pitches will be judged by a panel of local funders.
Keynote Speaker: Sidney Hargro
Executive Director, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia
Featured panelists include:
Philip Fitzgerald – Philadelphia Foundation
Heather Major – IBC Foundation Programs
Laura McKenna – The Patricia Kind Family Foundation
Joe Pyle – Scattergood Foundation
2017-2018 Community Scholars:
Amanda Hallock – Promise Zone Research Connection
Bettye Ferguson – Promise Zone Research Connection
Dennis Boroughs – Promise Zone Research Connection
Arnett Woodall – A & W Community Solutions
Carter J.Cloyd – The Consortium
Chiwishi J. Abney – Five Loaves & Two Fish Unlimited – Hero, Inc.
Diriba S. Gonfa – Oromo Community Organization of Pennsylvania
Emily Lucas – Habitat’s Home Repair (Habitat for Humanity)
Eric Edi – Coalition of African Communities
Kate Fox – Dept. of Behavioral Health & Intellectual Disability Services
Kiasha Huling – Sayre Health Center
Margaret Banda – Sayre Health Center
Krista McKay – Alzheimer’s Association – Delaware Valley Chapter
Roslyn Walker – Philadelphia Urban Health Advocates