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Tuesday, October 10 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Philadelphia’s Collaborative Place-Making Transforms Students into Residents (60 mins)

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Integrating college students into the life of a city requires multiple partners collaborating: higher eds, employers, arts and culture institutions and civic groups. Each of these partners realizes different benefits from students’ participation: higher eds can leverage the city as campus and for educational outcomes; employers gain interns and build a talent pipeline; arts and culture institutions develop their future audience members; and cities themselves have the chance to gain new residents. Campus Philly as acts as the connective tissue in Philadelphia to serve these various stakeholders and creates the place-making that transforms students into residents.
This panel includes Campus Philly’s core stakeholders; the Commerce Director of the City of Philadelphia and leaders from regional universities and large employers to discuss the value of having an organization that serves as the vehicle to welcome, integrate and retain regional college students. Each stakeholder will reflect on the reasons and ROI for this type of partnership and Campus Philly will share what it has learned about effective off-campus engagement in a dynamic, complex and vibrant metro region with a diverse student population.

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Deborah Diamond

President, Campus Philly
I've led Campus Philly since 2010. We work with 35 college and university partners; 35 corporate members; and more than 50 cultural venues. Our mission is to help students fall in love with Philadelphia so that they stay after they graduate and 64% of them do! Our primary programs... Read More →

Harold Epps

City of Philadelphia

Joanne Ferroni

Director, University & Community Partnerships, Drexel University

Bret Perkins

Vice President, External and Government Affairs, Comcast Corporation
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Nyeema Watson

Associate Chancellor for Civic Engagement, Rutgers University—Camden

Tuesday October 10, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am MDT
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