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Bridging the Digital Divide

To increase community technology access and knowledge in West Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania created the AmeriCorps Program to bridge the digital divide. This program, begun in January 2001, partners the university with local schools, community centers, and faith-based organizations in a multi-layered effor.t to provide computer access and training to West Philadephia residents who cannot afford their own computers. Students teach residents how to use the computers and maintain the machines for community use. For more information contact Paul Vinelli, Project Coordinator, at 215.898.8324 or e-mail him at paul76@sas.upenn.edu

Management of Children with Acute and Chronic Conditions: Nursing of Children, Intermediate Clinical II, Section 2: Community Partnership

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This clinical course focuses on the implementation of the roles of the advanced practice nurse in tertiary care pediatrics.  Applications of nursing, biological and behavioral science are emphasized in the clinical assessment and management of acutely ill children and their families. The student gains the necessary clinical management skills to provide specialized care to acutely ill children and to assist their adaptation and the adaptation of their families. COMMUNITY PROJECT TITLE: Decreasing Diabetes Risk Factors in the Community through a Partnership between Nurse Practitioner and High School Students: Dance for Health   PRE-REQUISITE(S): N684 or N685, N720, N721…

Field Methods in Ethnomusicology: Music and Islam in West Philadelphia

Music 650-250 Field Methods in Ethnomusicology: Music and Islam in West Philadelphia This is a syllabus in modification through the course of the semester as we creatively respond to the requirements of our community partners – this kind of flexibility is supported by web technology, rather than paper, because updating is pretty easy. So the syllabus is different from the start of the semester. What you see is literally reflective of where this project is now on March 21, 2008! Blackboard is an indispensable tool in this class. To access use the following url: www.courseweb.library.upenn.edu To login you need your…

Nutrition, Health, and Community Schools

This course deals with food, nutrition, and health among urban minority populations in the USA. Particular attention is paid to early adolescence as the age period when diets and food intake patterns of the adult are set, and when nutrition-related conditions which are more prevalent among urban minorities – especially obesity – become manifest. This course is organized around the principles of academically-based community service, which seeks to integrate the academic, service, and research missions of a university. All students will participate in the Turner Nutritional Awareness Project (TNAP), an ongoing program which seeks to enhance the nutritional status of…