Civic Engagement Opportunities

Wharton undergraduates are encouraged to apply what they learn in the classroom in service of positive change in Penn’s immediate neighborhoods and around the world. Below are programs and resources that support student engagement in the Philadelphia community and beyond.

Nonprofit Connect: In collaboration with the Netter Center, this program was launched in fall 2020 to give Wharton undergraduate clubs the opportunity to provide semester-long, pro bono consulting services to non-profit organizations in the Greater Philadelphia area. Some past projects include the creation of fundraising and marketing plans, financial and data analysis, accounting services, media campaigns, and more. Examples of previous participating community organizations include Why Not Prosper, Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia, and the Urban Affairs Coalition.

In 2021-2022, the program was expanded to engage teams of juniors and teams of first-year students to work on pro bono consulting projects for local non-profit organizations. In 2022-2023, teams of second-years and juniors are working on projects.

Additional resources and opportunities: