2016 Service Leaders Summit

Posted by PHENND on October 3, 2016

Drexel’s Lindy Center for Civic Engagement and PHENND are pleased to host the 2016 Service Leaders Summit.


Saturday, November 5, 2016
Drexel University
LeBow College of Business
3220 Market St.

This event will bring together college students, faculty, nonprofit professionals, and community organizers to share passionate ideas and practical skills for building a better Philadelphia. This year’s theme, the Intersection of Service and Activism, will focus awareness on the myriad ways college students (and others) aim to make positive change on their campuses, in their communities, and around the world whether through direct service, indirect service, advocacy, activism, or some combination.

Keynote Speaker: Quanisha Green, MSS

Quanisha Green

Quanisha (Smith) Green cites her presidency of the Afro-Latino American Society (Phillips Academy, Andover) as her first activist position. Later, during her collegiate years at the University of Pennsylvania, Quanisha acted as the Director of Girl Talk, a girl enrichment program serving 6th grade girls and high school students. Also, her peers elected her as the Political Chair of UMOJA, the umbrella organization of Black Student Organizations at UPENN, where she helped lead and win the creation of the Cultural Diversity in the U.S requirement for the College of Arts & Science.

Quanisha became regionally & nationally recognized for her education and community development work with ACTION United, Pennsylvania’s largest community organization of low to moderate income families.While working for ACTION United, Quanisha advocated for high quality education in Philadelphia. Her colleagues appointed her as the Co-Chair for the Philadelphia Community Schools Initiative. As Co-Chair, she acted as the campaign’s spokesperson and managed the coordination of advocacy & awareness efforts for the implementation of Community Schools in Philadelphia.

Currently, Quanisha serves as the Founder of the Black Women Rise Movement, where she provides coaching and training for Black women leaders and entrepreneurs. She also acts as the Head Business Coach for Happy Black Woman.

General admission is $15. This fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-service-leaders-summit-tickets-28338295605

Note, you can pay online or choose to pay “offline” by check. Please select the offline or check option if your campus will pay for your ticket and you need us to bill them later.



9:30 AM          Registration Open; Refreshments Available

10:00 AM        Welcome and Intros

10:10 AM        Keynote Speaker and Q&A

11:00 AM        break

11:15 AM        Workshop Block I

  • Looking at Root Causes: Problem-solving Through the Lens of Service & Activism (Hillary Kane, Director, PHENND)
  • Bridging the Gap between Service and Activism (Drexel Community Scholars)

12:15 PM        Lunch & Networking

1:15 PM          Workshop Block II

  • Understanding and Confronting Structural Racism in Education  (Caucus of Working Educators)
  • Storytelling: Exploring our Diverse Identities/Experiences within Direct Service
    (Daisy Villa, Next Steps AmeriCorps Program, PHENND)

2:15 PM          Break

2:30 PM         Closing Panel: Activism Through the Ages with moderator Ron Whitehorne


Remember, Drexel is close to 30th Street Station and regional rail is still running and will likely be less bogged down by volume and delays since it will be a weekend.

For those of you driving, there is metered street parking in the area.  There is also a Penn parking garage at 34th & Chestnut and a Drexel garage at 34th & Market.

And there’s walking, biking, carpooling, ubering, and all the other creative ways folks are getting around these days.  Good luck and stay safe!

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