Welcome to the Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center!


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GIC Virtual Patio Series

The Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC) would like to congratulate you on your acceptance to the University of Pennsylvania. We are extremely excited that you have chosen Penn! We welcome you to check out the GIC, Penn's resource for enhancing students' intercultural knowledge, competency, and leadership.

At the GIC, we embrace intersections of identity. Home can include many places and people! Penn is committed to this understanding with the support of many cultural resource centers in addition to Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC), such as The Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH), the LGBT Center, The Penn Women's Center, The Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina, Makuu: The Black Cultural Center, and PennCAP all housed within the Division of the Vice Provost for University Life. 

At the GIC, we enjoy community meals and fellowship in our backyard and patio.  You are invited to join our GIC Virtual Patio Series chat with current Native, First-Gen Lower-Income (FGLI), International FGLI, and DACAmented/Undocumented students who will share how they navigate Penn. Each of the five sessions will include student stories, helpful information, and time for Q&A.  You are welcome to attend all the sessions regardless of how you choose to identify.

Sign up for the GIC Newsletter or follow us on Facebook and Instagram to receive up-to-date information. Congratulations again on choosing the University of Pennsylvania!

We will be hosting 5 Patio Sessions. See details below:

Natives at Penn (NAP) (RSVP here)
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT

Join here: https://bluejeans.com/9455996635
This student-led patio chat will focus on the Native experience at Penn. Student facilitators will share their experience at Penn, share hidden gems, challenges and successes, and answer any questions incoming students may have.

Student Panelist: Nyair Locklear, Connor Beard, Brooke Parmalee, Lauren McDonald
, and Jadyn Henderson

First-Gen, Lower-Income (FGLI) (RSVP here)
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT
Join here: https://bluejeans.com/9455996635
This student-led patio chat will focus on the First-Generation Lower-Income (FGLI) experience at Penn.  Student facilitators will share how they got to Penn, how they navigate Penn, what communities are in place to support them, and help answer any questions incoming students may have. ‚Äč

Student Panelist: Joseph Arias, Jade Gonzalez, James Aykit, Annie Vo, and Michiyah Collins

Building an Intercultural Community of Support for Undocumented & DACAmented Penn Students (RSVP here)
Thursday, July 22, 2020 | 8:30-10:30 p.m. EDT
We want to invite undocumented students, with or without DACA, and their families, to join us for a virtual event. This conversation will focus on connecting undocumented students of the Class of 2024 to resources and opportunities, as well as do our best to answer any questions you or your family may have.

This event is only for those individuals who are undocumented, and their families. If you are an aspiring ally for immigrant communities, an international student, or a U.S. citizen in a mixed-status family, we are also here for you and will have programming that specifically address your needs and experiences in the near future. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Kareli Lizarraga at kareli@upenn.edu and Valerie De Cruz at decruz@upennn.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Administrative Panel: Sarah Paoletti, Jeannine Cicco Barker (CAPS), Sharon Smith (VPUL), Peter Van Do- (PAACH), Barbara Hewitt (Career Services), John Haggerty (SFS), Rebecca Schept (College Advising)

Student and Alumni Panel:  Victoria Saldana, America Perez, Tania Chairez, Ernesto Rosales, Erik Varga

International FGLI (iFGLI) (RSVP here)
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. EDT
Join here: https://bluejeans.com/9455996635
This student-led patio chat will focus on the International First-Generation Lower-Income (iFGLI) experience at Penn. IFGLI students facilitators will discuss the unique set of challenges iFGLI students face and offer some words of wisdom to incoming iFGLI students. 

Student Panelist: Marcela Gomez, Erika Trevino Alvarado, Ashwarya Devason, Sarthak Jain

GIC 101: Courses Offered, Student Organizations, and Intercultural Leadership (RSVP here)
Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT
Join here: https://bluejeans.com/9455996635
This session wraps up the GIC Patio Series by discussing the plethora of resources and offerings at the GIC. Faculty, Student Leaders, and Staff will discuss the variety of courses offered by the GIC, the many vibrant and diverse student organizations affiliated with the GIC, and the wide range of intercultural leader development opportunities you can participate in.

Panelist: Valerie De Cruz, Jennifer Phuong, United Minorities
Council (UMC) and Assembly of International Students (AIS)

FGLI Services

Please visit the FGLI Services site (link) for more full information regarding the donated textbook library, food pantry and much more.

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Greenfield Intercultural Center | 3708 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 | Phone: 215.898.3358 |
Email: gic@dolphin.upenn.edu