Meet Our Co-Directors: Cindy Reyes & Jamie Wang
I'm very excited to be spending my summer in Philadelphia this year. Besides the fact that Philly is a great place to be during this time of year, I'm also looking forward to working closely with Civic House this summer to make the PennCORP pre-orientation program a success.
As an intern, I will be combining my interests in social justice, community engagement, and program organization in order to engage future CORPies with the Philadelphia community. I hope to work closely with Jamie and the rest of the Civic House staff in order to create a successful learning environment where our incoming Quakers can gain a meaningful understanding of what productive community engagement and service learning can look like.
Hope you are having a wonderful summer so far. I am Jamie Wang, and I am one of the Civic House interns this summer responsible for programming and directing the PennCORP program. Before coming to Penn to study business at Wharton, I grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA, where I gained a strong appreciation for peaches, waffles, and grits.
Growing up in the South, I came across a lot of social issues and causes that shaped my view of the world. In high school, my interest were all over the place - from the use of technology for social causes, to women's equality, to LGBTQ+ activism, etc. Today, at Penn, while I am still unsure of the path I plan to take, I've found value in the process of learning - both academically and more organically from the people and environment that I am surrounded by, creating strong honest relationships. I live my life by the motto of "finding comfort in discomfort", and I am passionate about sustainable development, understanding identity, and creating equal access to education.
To learn more about my experiences working this summer as a PennCORP Director at Civic House, check out our PennCORP 2018 Blog!