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A Solution? How Can Higher Educational and Other Anchor Institutions Work with High Schools to Advance Employment and College and Career Readiness for Philadelphia Youth? Part One.

AHEAD @ Penn
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Huntsman Hall, Room 250

Join us for the second of a five-session seminar on the role of higher educational and other anchor institutions in promoting college and career readiness of high school students in Philadelphia. This session features: Carol de Fries, Vice President of Workforce & Economic Innovation, and Dave Thomas, Dean of the Division of Access and Community Engagement at the Community College of Philadelphia; Andrew Lamas, Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Pennsylvania; Theresa Simmonds, Coordinator of Post-Secondary Success Programs at The Netter Center; and Nyeema Watson, Assistant Chancellor for Civic Engagement at Rutgers University – Camden.

This session is facilitated by Laura Perna, Professor at Penn GSE and Executive Director of Penn AHEAD.


Additional sessions will take place the following Fridays from 12:00pm - 2:00pm: March 18, April 15 and May 6. Lunch is provided. To RSVP please email Janee Franklin at

To view the presentations from the first session, please click below: