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.



Civic House Celebrates 20 Years of Civic Engagement

Join us this milestone year as we reflect on the countless contributions that students, alumni, staff, faculty, and community partners have made to Civic House programming over the past  20 years. 

We hope that you will connect with Civic House to celebrate our organization's legacy of responsible civic engagement through social justice education and rediscover how we continue to promote mutually beneficial collaborations between Penn and the Philadelphia community.


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Join the Team!

Civic House has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Director to join our staff. The incumbent will contribute to programming informed by Civic House's social justice framework, as well as educational training and administrative responsibility for the Penn Alternative Breaks Program.

To view the full position description, click here.

For the official University posting, click here.

For full consideration, applicants should submit their materials by Wednesday, November 21, 2018.


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Sharing Our Story

Jenna DiStefano, C'19

"Transformed by Radical Hospitality"

"The guests have so much knowledge and learning for me to absorb. We serve people, therefore, I began to appreciate and learn the importance of interacting with those we aim to serve."

Read more about Jenna's story here.

Check out more stories here.


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Meet Our 2018 - 2019 Program Assistants!

Get to know the students responsiblefor supporting Civic House programming, events, communications, and day to day operations.