We are excited to share that PPE Senior Elias Graca has received the Keller Award at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships!
In his words:
My work with Netter began during my freshman year when I volunteered with Young Quakers Community Athletics (YQ). My early volunteer role involved goal-oriented mentoring through track and field, and generally building relationships with kids from University Assisted Community Schools (UACS). Since my sophomore year I've been hired by Netter as a "Big Quaker Captain," which mainly involves organizing, communicating, and developing practice plans with other volunteers as a leader. Most recently, I joined the Thompson Civic Engagement interns to chair a committee focused on improving student feedback at after-school programs. The dominant theme to my work with Netter has been fulfilling what I feel is a responsibility to positively benefit the community that we exist within. It's been highly rewarding, often challenging, and altogether a formative part of my Penn experience!