August 24, 2016 |

From student to student leader

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Join the Student Leader Network to connect with other student leaders from over 35 schools, meet and network with regional professionals, and take advantage of special Campus Philly programs! One program starting this fall will take the Student Leader Network off the “beaten path” and into neighborhoods that may not receive the same exposure as Center City or South Street.

We like to think of Philadelphia as a city of neighborhoods, each with its own distinct vibe. That’s why this fall we are embarking on a trip to Germantown. We’re going to get to know what makes this neighborhood so special and meet some of the community members who are re-establishing Germantown as a hub for art, culture, civic engagement, and entrepreneurship. Sign-up now to get involved at campusphilly.org/sln.  The events are limited to the first 28 students who register, so sign-up now!

Walk through the Wissahickon
The first trip will take place on Thursday, September 22 from 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM at Wissahickon Valley Park. If you love city life but want to escape into the forest every once and awhile, this trip is for you! We’ll learn how to get involved in, and utilize, various volunteer organizations and how Philadelphian’s lived during the 18th century. Wear something comfortable and closed toe shoes, as we will be on a light hike through the park.

Get Inspired at Rittenhouse Soundworks
The second trip will take place on Thursday, October 27 from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM at Rittenhouse Soundworks. Jim Hamilton, owner and founder of the muti-media studio, is a perfect example of an artist/entrepreneur who was born and raised in North Philly, traveled all over the world, and decided there’s no place like Philadelphia. You already know about being a student leader in your college community, but how do you make the transition into positively influencing Philadelphia communities? Whether you want to be an entrepreneur, start a non-profit, create a space for self-expression/art, or get more involved in activism, this trip will teach us how to become more involved in Philadelphia communities.

For both trips, we will provide transportation. We will meet at, and return to, Campus Philly’s Center City office, 1500 JFK Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19102. Food and beverages will be included. Lastly, did we mention that these trips are $FREE.99?

If you have any questions or want to learn more about these opportunities, please feel free to send me an email at [email protected] or call me at (215) 988-1707 x103. Looking forward to helping you meet Germantown!

This program is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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