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2015 MLK, Jr. Community Involvement Recognition Awards

Martin-Luther-King-Jr.The MLK, Jr. Community Involvement Recognition Awards are presented to five individuals (Penn/Penn Medicine faculty, staff, students and members of the broader Philadelphia community) who demonstrate significant contributions in community service and/or working for social justice efforts. The awards committee is seeking nominations for individuals whose work most merits this recognition. Nomination forms are available online at www.upenn.edu/aarc/mlk/award.htm. The deadline for submitting nomination is November 7, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact the African-American Resource Center at 215-898-0104 or aarc@pobox.upenn.edu.

Caring Corner

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A Commitment to Education As a workforce development consultant at Penn Medicine Academy,Kerry Nihill is passionate about creating opportunities. Through on-site degree programs, a learning ambassadors program, managing new employee orien...Full story

PM Wins 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge

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Earlier this year, the Hospital Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE), and the Gift of Life Donor Program to create the 2014...Full story

Celebrating Those Who CARE

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Each year, Penn Medicine CAREs awards selected employees small grants to help expand their volunteer efforts and community service projects. A recent luncheon honored the past year’s grant recipients who used their grants for a variety of o...Full story

Helping Others Get Back on Their Feet

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As the sun rose on a cool July morning, hundreds of eager runners were gearing up for the last leg of a 24-hour challenge that would intimidate even the most advanced athletes. Back on My Feet (BoMF) Philadelphia’sIn24event challenged parti...Full story

Celebrating Those Who CARE

CAREs-lunch
Each year, Penn Medicine CAREs awards selected employees small grants to help expand their volunteer efforts and community service projects. A recent luncheon honored the past year’s grant recipients who used their grants for a variety of o...Full story

Making History and Progress with the National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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This year marked the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games—the largest games yet, with over 650 men and women competing in softball, quad rugby, basketball, power soccer, and other events in Philadelphia and South Jersey. Support from th...Full story

Making History and Progress with the National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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This year marked the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games— the largest games yet, with over 650 men and women competing in softball, quad rugby, basketball, power soccer, and other events in Philadelphia and South Jersey. This year, the ...Full story

A Playground to Have Fun… and Learn

Mel-Kearney
When most people think of a playground, they connect it with having fun. But the playground is also a goodplace to learn important lessons, like sharing, cooperating (think seesaw) and waiting your turn. It also promotes regular exercise an...Full story

Making History and Progress with the National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Wheelchair-softball
This year marked the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games—the largest games yet, with over 650 men and women competing in softball, quad rugby, basketball, power soccer, and other events in Philadelphia and South Jersey. This year, the ...Full story

Penn Medicine Wins the 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge

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Earlier this year, representatives from all four Penn Medicine hospitals banded together for the 2014 Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge. Organized by the Hospital Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), in partnership wit...Full story

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