The Performing Arts Council is committed to engaging and interacting with the Philadelphia community at large, and particularly with West Philadelphia and University City neighborhoods. To that end, we support a number of organizations committed to encouraging community participation in the arts, particularly for youth. Below are three PAC organizations dedicated to community service:
In addition to those PAC groups whose missions specifically call for a commitment to service within the community, many groups within the general PAC body engage in various service activities throughout the school year. These include annual benefit performances, coffeehouses that raise money for various charities, and lectures with socially conscious speakers from the professional performing arts community. If you or your group would like more information on participating in or organizing a community service project, please feel free to contact the Community Service Chair of the Performing Arts Council, Karis Stephen, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Platt House & PAC Supported Programs
PAC Charity Shows
This event is organized and run by Penn's various comedy troupes, who perform selected sketches and stand-up routines for the student body. The proceeds from the performance each year are donated to a charity chosen by the groups performing. For more information, contact the SMAC Chair at email@example.com.
Emily Sachs Dance Benefit Show
The Penn dance community gathers to celebrate the legacy of Emily Sachs--an amazing dancer and human being--and the spirit of community among dancers and choreographers at Penn. Proceeds from the show support asthma research, the disease that took Emily from us. For more information, contact the DAC Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.