Registration Open: Student Service Leaders Summit – Nov. 10

Posted by PHENND on September 17, 2018

Register today for PHENND’s 10th annual student-focused event.

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Drexel University

9:30-11:00 in Pearlstein, 3230 Market, Room 101

11:15-4:00 in Academic Building, 101 N 33rd, 2nd floor

This year’s theme is Connecting Service to the World Beyond: Policy, Professionalism and Purpose

Cost: $15*

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.

Announcing Keynote Speaker Brian Sims!

State Representative Brian Sims will give the keynote address in the morning.


State Representative Brian K. Sims is a distinguished policy attorney and civil rights advocate from Center City Philadelphia. The former staff counsel for policy a

nd planning at the Philadelphia Bar Association, he recently stepped down as both the president of the board of directors of Equality Pennsylvania and as chairman of Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia (GALLOP). He also has extensive experience as a guest lecturer.

He is dedicated to making Philadelphia safer, strengthening and protecting public education, preserving services for seniors and other vulnerable Pennsylvanians, making affordable health care more available, expanding civil rights for all Pennsylvanians, preserving our environment while investing in alternative energy, creating jobs and cleaning up Harrisburg.

During his time at the Bar Association, Sims worked with attorneys, legislators and community organizations on issues ranging from gender and pay inequity to environmental regulation. A member of the national campaign board of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund until August 2011, Sims lectures regularly about the policy and legal challenges facing the LGBT civil rights movement and is a regular lecturer at the Center for Progressive Leadership. He is the first out LGBT member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Confirmed workshops so far are:
– Civic Professionalism by Michael D’Italia, Rutgers University-Camden
– Self-care for the Student Leader by Allison Gibbs
– Draw the Lines PA – How You Can Help Slay the Gerrymander by Lauren Cristella, Committee of Seventy

Stay tuned for additional details regarding speakers and workshops.

Lunch will be served and the day will end with a career panel of young nonprofit professionals.

Register here:

* No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  We are happy to work with you to get your campus or program to cover your costs.  Please call the PHENND Office to explore this option.  215-573-2379.

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