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Come to Philadelphia: A Place to Call Home

14 May 2014

Social Work student Rachel Mazzaro reflects upon her semester in Philadelphia in a final blog post entitled "Come to Philadelphia: A Place to Call Home."

TPC Alum Profiled by OWU

10 March 2014

Nhi Nguyen, senior Management Economics major and Chinese minor, studied last semester at The Philadelphia Center (TPC) through referral from The Woltemade Center at Ohio Wesleyan University.

TPC Alum named Project Coordinator for a Michigan Marketing Agency

13 February 2014

Within a month of arriving home from Philly, TPC alum, Jessica Woolpert (Hope College), was offered a position as Project Coordinator at Reagan Marketing + Design in Grand Rapids, MI.

TPC’s Newest Student Bloggers

4 February 2014

TPC’s Spring 2014 student bloggers have been selected to document and reflect on their semester experience in Philadelphia.

TPC Alum Working to Improve Lives

19 January 2014

TPC alum, Lauren Culp (Ohio Wesleyan University) is currently a business development officer in the Business Planning and Proposals Department at FHI 360, an international non-governmental organization in Durham, North Carolina.

TPC Alum Working in AmeriCorps VISTA

15 January 2014

Karlee joined AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) to give back and make a difference in the lives of others at Virginia Tech.

TPC Alum back working in Philly at PAWS

14 January 2014

TPC Alum Ame Wiltzius (Oberlin College) returned to Philadelphia and is now working at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).

Happy New Year!

3 January 2014

Happy New Year from The Philadelphia Center!

TPC’s Winter 2013 Placement Spotlight

5 December 2013

The Philadelphia Center's Winter 2013 Placement Spotlight has been published.

Exciting new Placement Opportunities available at The Philadelphia Center

3 December 2013

TPC is pleased to welcome a variety of new placement partners.

TPC Profiled in Chronicle of Higher Education

18 November 2013

This article examines how to give B.A.'s in arts and humanities more career options without abandoning the life of the mind.

TPC alum named Multimedia Manager for a Michigan minor league baseball team.

1 November 2013

TPC Fall 2012 alum, Elaine Cunningham, has recently become the Multimedia Manager for the West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor league baseball team affiliated with the Detroit Tigers.

TPC’s Fall 2013 Alumni Spotlight

21 October 2013

The Philadelphia Center’s Fall 2013 Alumni Spotlight has been published.

TPC’s Newest Student Bloggers

8 October 2013

TPC’s Fall 2013 student bloggers have been selected to document and reflect on their semester experience in Philadelphia.

TPC Alum co-authors leadership book.

27 September 2013

Michele Porterfield, Senior Consultant with Leadership Solutions, Inc. co-authored Outsmart Your Leadership Genes.

Wall Street Journal article highlights Philadelphia’s advantages for entrepreneurs

17 September 2013

In a September 2013 Wall Street Journal Article, Apu Gupta, CEO and Co-founder of Curalate, explains how Philadelphia is a great city for entrepreneurs.

TPC alum, Aisulu Sanat, pursuing MSc

9 September 2013

TPC alum, Aisulu Sanat, explains how TPC served as a catalyst for her professional development.

TPC Alum Phuong Mai Nguyen pursuing MBA at Harvard.

5 September 2013

In addition to attending Harvard, TPC Alum Phuong Mai Nguyen has also launched an ecommerce social enterprise.

TPC Alum, Shannon Kennedy, pursuing MSW

28 August 2013

TPC alum, Shannon Kennedy, reflects on her TPC experience and how it has helped her in her quest towards achieving her career goals.

TPC Alum, Yuis Shi, creates ‘Flavors of Philly’ video

22 August 2013

TPC Spring 2013 Alum, Yuis Shi, highlights Philadelphia’s outstanding and unique food culture in her video ‘Flavors of Philly.’

TPC alum Michelle Waller returns to the City of Brotherly Love

12 August 2013

Two years after her participation in the TPC program, Michelle Waller eagerly returns to Philadelphia for an outstanding career opportunity.

TPC begins new placement partnership with BalletX

1 August 2013

TPC is pleased to announce a new placement partnership with BalletX, one of the city's premier contemporary ballet companies.

TPC Alum Claudia Toro named member of City Year Greater Philadelphia 2013-2014

31 July 2013

TPC alum Claudia Toro has been named a corps member of City Year Greater Philadelphia for 2013-2014.

Best milkshake in entire United States right here in Philly!

17 July 2013

In The Daily Meals survey released July 16, 2013, Philadelphia’s very own Franklin Fountain was recognized as having the best milkshake in the entire United States.

TPC included in Hope College grant

8 July 2013

A $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Program allows Hope students to conduct research in the arts and humanities and it will also help fund internships through TPC.

TPC Alum Brooke McDonald interviews best selling author.

28 June 2013

As the Online Marketer at Happy Dog Web Productions, Brooke had an opportunity to interview author, speaker, & social media/marketing maven Gary Vaynerchuk.

Bonner 2013 SLI Presentations

17 June 2013

Drs. Rosina Miller and Diana Waters presented at The Bonner 2013 Summer Leadership Institute held at Earlham College.

Mara J. Richman, Fall 2012, Kalamazoo College

22 May 2013

Mara J. Richman, Fall 2012, Kalamazoo College, is recognized as a contributing author to an upcoming research paper to be published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

TPC Student Wins Davis Project for Peace

16 May 2013

Spring 2013 student Ana Mihajlovic (Earlham College) received funding from Davis Projects for Peace in April 2013 to support a summer peace initiative of her own design.

TPC Student Recognized by Philadelphia City Council

16 May 2013

Spring 2013 student Gcinekile Bella Mavimbela (Earlham College) was recognized by the Philadelphia City Council.

Dr. Diana Waters presenting at national conference

16 May 2013

TPC Faculty Advisor Dr. Diana Waters will be presenting at the upcoming National Association of Multicultural Education Summer Institute.

The ABCs of Philly - New Video

13 May 2013

The Philadelphia Center released a new video highlighting some of the famous landmarks, restaurants and locations in and around the city.

TPC Students Sarah Bevier and Ashley Esselink on Action News

12 April 2013

A two minute news broadcast of a major event sponsored by the SHARE Food Program of Philadelphia and United Way.

Communities in Schools Spotlight on TPC Student Maribel Andrade

8 April 2013

Maribel enjoys working with adolescents and helping them overcome the many challenges they face.

Donate to TPC

21 November 2011

The Philadelphia Center has established the Stevens E. Brooks Memorial Fund to honor the life and legacy of its former executive director.

Discover TPC Blog

4 November 2010

Read the DiscoverTPC blog and follow current TPC students as they intern, live, and learn in Philadelphia.

Social Work Practicum at TPC

1 July 2010

TPC offers Social Work Internships: Complete Your Practicum Requirements in Philly

Student Teachers Welcome at TPC

28 April 2010

Interested in learning more about student teaching or urban education?

Need More Info?

30 September 2008

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