Hispanic Media LLC and Independence Blue invite you to Latina Summit 2019, an event dedicated to Latina women to strengthen our community.
The summit will be held on November 16th this year in Esperanza, where a panel of national and international experts will meet to discuss Health, Beauty, Business, Education for the future and the art of being a successful Latina.
In its third year, Latina Summit hopes to continue to create a communication platform for Latina women in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
The conference will have a word of welcome from Independence Blue Cross & Blue Shield and will continue with a small reception where we can enjoy a healthy breakfast, then start the different educational workshops. We hope to have your assistance in the exhibition hall. Esperanza is located at 4261 North, 5St. Philadelphia, PA. 19140. For more information call the following number 215-424-1200.
November 4th, 2019 4:30-6:30pm
RSVP for location: https://bit.ly/33AEy9T
For students new to Penn, entering classes can be a jarring encounter with unfamiliar norms and expectations. Penn’s academic and campus culture may feel particularly disruptive to students underrepresented here, whether first generation, highly aided, and/or students of color. This Community Conversation will bring together faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students together to explore how we can help students better navigate this culture and mitigate the shock that some experience entering it. Participants will discuss their own encounters with culture shock in the classroom, and collaborate to consider changes we can make to have a positive impact on student thriving
Celebrate Penn First Plus at Homecoming
Penn First Plus Alumni, Office of Penn First Plus, and The FGLI Program invite you to join the Penn First Plus Celebration at Homecoming where we will mark Penn First’s five-year anniversary and celebrate student and alumni success.
Join our gathering to learn more about initiatives supporting the first-generation and/or lower-income journey for students and alumni. Delicious treats will be served.
Saturday, November 9th
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Penn First Plus Homecoming Celebration
The ARCH, Room 108/109
There is no cost to attend this event.
Advance registration is strongly encouraged.
Can't make it back to Penn this time around? No worries, there will be more Penn First Plus Alumni programs to come!
The Yleana Leadership Academy is interested in recruiting both grads and undergrads for a transformative SAT summer camp that is part SAT boot camp, part higher order thinking skills development, part leadership academy, part on-campus college experience, and part traditional summer camp. We are looking for people who would be willing to work hard and have an amazing time creating a summer camp experience for kids. It's a ton of work but a LOT of fun!
We’re hiring for three different positions within our organization this summer; click the link below for more information about that position.
Interested in applying?
Priority Application Deadline: January 15, 2020
Winter Trip Descriptions (January 5th- 11th):
Social Justice Issue: Criminal Justice, Urban Poverty & Homelessness
PAB students will participate in Pilgrimage's customized action-reflection program to learn about the intersections of criminal justice and urban poverty in Washington DC, as well as engage with direct service organizations in the nation's capital. You will be participating in workshops, attending speaker events, and doing various forms of direct service.
This is a Megabus trip and will cost $395.
Social Justice Issue: Educational Equity & Literacy
PAB students will work with Reading Partners, a non-profit organization serving the Baltimore community since 2012, to be tutors at reading centers throughout Baltimore to support children's literacy. Reading Partners, a non-profit organization, has served the Baltimore community since 2012. This organization strives to bring together various members of the Baltimore community, ranging from leaders of local school districts to Baltimore based corporations, to improve students' academic achievement. Trip participants will spend their days working with students to help them improve their literacy skills, and will also have the chance to learn more about education issues from Reading Partners' employees and partners.
This is a Megabus trip and will cost $395.
Spring Trip Descriptions (March 8th-14th):
Appalachia Service Project (ASP)
Johnson City, TN
Social Justice Issue: Rural poverty, Housing insecurity, and Cultural divides
The Appalachia Service Project has striven to help low-income families make their homes warmer, safer, and drier since 1969. As such, this trip will address issues of rural poverty, housing insecurity, and cultural divides. Trip participants will spend their days engaging with the community while providing housing repair assistance. In the evenings, participants will partake in ASP's educational activities to learn more about the area and issues that they are working in.
This is a driving trip and will cost $395.
Workers Defense Project
Social Justice Issue: Worker’s Rights
The Workers Defense Project (WDP) is membership-based, non-profit organization dedicated to empowering low-income workers to achieve fair employment. WDP is part of a national movement to improve the working and living conditions of low-wage workers, through education, direct services, and community organization. Founded in 2002, WDP has become a leader in fighting for fair working conditions in Texas. You will be supporting WDP with a mix of operational work that feeds the organization's direct service offerings, as well as conducting evening English Learning classes for workers that have recently immigrated to the Austin community. The work you will be learning about and contributing to will include operations and data management, development of advocacy materials, teaching, and workshop facilitation.
This will be a flying trip and costs $495.
East New York Farms
New York, NY
Social Justice Issue: Food Justice
East New York Farms has worked with youth, gardeners, farmers, and entrepreneurs to build a more sustainable community since 1998. It strives to educate the community on food justice issues while also promoting sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development initiatives. Trip participants will serve as farmhands in urban farms, while also experiencing firsthand the power of community organizing. You will learn firsthand about food security issues as well as the importance of food sovereignty across all age groups.
This is a Megabus trip and costs $395.
Energy, Extraction & Environmental Justice
Penn Alternative Breaks teamed up with Penn Sustainability to create a trip focused on energy and sustainability. This educational opportunity will take students to other parts of Pennsylvania to learn about energy and its extraction. Participants will learn about the issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing (fracking), and discuss the policy implications with local activists and community organizes. Included in the itinerary will be tours of extraction sites and possibly meeting with industry representatives, to assist students in assessing the impact of these industries on local communities. This trip will help students understand the regional energy system as well as the environmental and public health impacts of natural gas.
This will be a driving trip, and will be subsidized at a lower cost TBD.