Penn Engineering Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI)
The ODEI Opportunities Portal serves as a resource for current Penn students, researchers, faculty, and staff; connecting our community to research, employment, scholarship, and other opportunities from Penn, our partners, and beyond.
Engineering Student Organizations
Lists student groups and organizations for Penn Engineering Students
Netter Center for Community Partnerships
Founded in 1992, the Netter Center creates mutually beneficial partnerships between Penn, West Philadelphia, and Philadelphia at large.
A student hub for civic engagement, promoting collaboration between Penn and Philadelphia nonprofits
Office of Social Equity and Community
Committed to identifying opportunities for connection and progress in the three areas of Penn’s ongoing mission – Inclusion, Innovation, and Impact. SEC leads programs and initiatives that promote and support communication, collaboration, research, and innovative programming within the Penn community that deepen awareness and help to advance the university’s mission of fostering social equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Penn Engineering Community Partners
Focused on developing a technology pipeline program for urban youth – teaching middle school and high school students. Currently working in partnership with Overbrook High School students via Workforce Readiness Program (WRP). Learn more about this program here
The mission is to provide formerly incarcerated men, women and youth transitioning back into society an opportunity to earn a living wage via a course in automotive repair. We seek to provide unique basic automotive training to enable reintegration and success. In addition to the automotive training, social and living skills will be conveyed throughout the program.
Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation
Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC) is a grassroots, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Established in 1966, PCDC is the only institution in Chinatown that addresses the needs of urban renewal and affordable housing development. With our bilingual capacity, we are advocates for the 37,000 Chinese Americans in Philadelphia. PCDC provides a comprehensive approach to meet the need for cultural and economic development of the Chinatown commercial corridor. To meet the needs of a low-income immigrant community, PCDC offers a comprehensive array of programs and projects that fall into five main categories: Neighborhood Planning, Community Organizing and Advocacy, the Chinatown Homeownership Initiative, Economic Revitalization, and Family and Youth Services.
MANNA uses nutrition to improve health for people with serious illnesses who need nourishment to heal. By providing medically tailored meals and nutrition education, we empower people to improve their health and quality of life.
Frontline Dads, Inc. is a mentoring program for youth with potential, aged 12-17, who come from challenged backgrounds and aspire to greatness. Frontline Dads provides leadership development training and comprehensive support for young people with dreams , drive, and a desire to succeed. They raise the bar of expectations by setting excellence as the standard. They serve youth with the purpose of preparing their young people to replace them and continue the cycle of giving back. Mentees of today, are the leaders of tomorrow!
Friends’ Central School is an independent, coeducational Quaker day school founded in 1845 and serving approximately 800 students in Nursery through grade 12. Located in the Philadelphia suburbs, the School has two campuses. The Middle & Upper Schools are located just outside of West Philadelphia in Wynnewood, and the Lower School is on our Old Gulph Road campus in the heart of Wynnewood.
PAR-Recycle Works is a non-profit electronics recycler (we recycle TVs, computers, phones, and more) that provides transitional employment to people returning from prison. We deconstruct electronics waste (often referred to as e-waste) and destroy data on those computers & devices to generate revenue and pay our employees.