Campus Philly 2016 Annual Report

Posted by Campus Philly on December 12, 2016

[Welcome letter from CEO Deborah Diamond]

Campus Philly helps college students find that moment when they fall in love with Philadelphia. When that moment occurs, students start to think of building their futures here, connecting with employers for internships, building their networks with students from other campuses and investing in our communities. As these students transform to become residents, the city grows economically, in diversity and talent.

Over the past year, we’ve seen this happen with our own eyes. Katie Bye, a student at Arcadia University, made her first visit to the Barnes Foundation as a freshman and was transformed. She switched majors to art history after that visit, and when she returned to the Barnes for Campus Philly’s My Philly Summer Party, she came resumé in hand to network her way to a job. Grace Mangigian, a senior at Haverford College, was deciding where to head after graduation. A summer internship in Philadelphia led to a post-graduation job offer, and she decided to launch in Philly: I would get to live and work in a city I love.

Having a city that inspires this kind of love is not just a matter of chance. Campus Philly brings together the partners that share our enthusiasm for this fantastic region and seek to welcome our students. Through these partnerships, we create the programs, events and experiences that transform Philadelphia from college town to hometown for so many. We are happy to share some highlights from these programs over the past year and thank the partners that make them possible.

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