Welcome to Civic House!

Civic House is Penn’s hub for civic engagement, centering community organizations and social justice education, promoting mutually beneficial collaborations between Penn and Philadelphia community nonprofit organizations. Through social justice education, trainings and workshops, Civic House prepares students for responsible community engagement and empowers them to become advocates for social change.

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“Civic House has given me a really good foundation
about how to be civically minded.”

Civic House is proud to spotlight Class of 2020 student, Aileen Walsh.

Learn how Aileen’s work with Penn Alternative Breaks (formerly ASB) emphasizes social justice education and relationships with community partners.