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.



IGNITE Retreat 2019

On September 13th and 14th, staff and student leaders of Civic House participated in an overnight retreat in Reinholds, PA where they evoked community-building activities, discussions, and reflections that  sharpened Civic House's views on collaboration among its programs, the community of student participants it supports, and various campus constituents. 

The group had tons of fun making s'mores, participating in field initiatives, and painting baby pumpkins while they  thought critically how to push forward important organizational goals in the 2019 - 2020 academic year. Needless to say,
Civic House students and staff left the strategic excursion ignited and ready to put plans into action by keeping inclusive community and justice at the forefront of their intentions.


Civic House student and staff pose for a group photo during the IGNITE retreat with their arms in the air.


Civic House Updates

Civic House staff members for the fall of 2019 smile for a photo.

Meet Our 2019 Fall Student Staff and Interns!


Learn about our dedicated staff who support Civic House programming and operations throughout the fall. 


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Dine & Discuss 2019-2020


This fall, Civic House hopes to invite student groups and faculty members to host Dine & Discuss events to share and discuss the work that they do, and to build community across campus.


We invite you to nominate student groups and faculty who you believe would be a good fit for these kinds of events! Click here for the nomination form.

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Apply for Alternative Spring Break!


Looking for a fun and meaningful experience over spring break? Passionate about social justice? If so, apply to Penn Alternative Break's 2020 spring break trip! This will be a great opportunity for you to travel to Tennessee, Texas, or New York and engage in meaningful service with a group of passionate Penn students.


Applications are due Nov. 8th @ 11:59PM!