Wharton Stories: Community Service/Philanthropy

“If we want to create a world that’s a better place, we need people who can bring that sense of social justice and combine it with some practical Wharton toolkits so that they can be more impactful.”

From Peace Corps to Wharton

In lieu of its in-country immersion program, which was canceled because of the pandemic, the Lauder Institute incorporated community engagement projects that connected students with communities in Philadelphia and beyond.

Lauder Students Put Language Skills Into Practice

Maya Burns, WG’20, and May Li, WG’21, share their experiences connecting students to organizations in need and helping local businesses since COVID-19 closed their doors.

How 1,200 MBA Students Helped Small Businesses Survive the Pandemic

Rachel Wolff, WG’18, Timothy Hou, WG’17 and Lori Wong, WG’17, recipients of the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund, share how Wharton prepared them for success in the social impact space.

Bendheim Award Winners are Making a Difference Around the World

Ben Murray, WG’19, and Matt DeVivo, WG’19, launched “Thank You, Now What?” to share veterans’ stories about transitioning to civilian life.

Wharton EMBA Alumni Team Up to Create Podcast about Life after Military Service

Wharton Social Impact’s Sandra Maro Hunt speaks with Ellen Halle and Susanna Hamilton from Off Their Plate about how their organization is providing local assistance during the pandemic.

Help Where It’s Needed: How Grass Roots Organizations Are Making a Difference

From donations to delivery services for at-risk populations, the Wharton community is joining in the fight against the pandemic.

How Wharton Students Are Supporting COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Daniel Wu, WG’20, and Ada Zhang, WG’21, are leading volunteer efforts across the Wharton community to collect medical supplies for their home country of China.

How Wharton EMBA Students Are Making a Difference in the Coronavirus Outbreak

After an illness cut her promising soccer career short, Stephanie McCaffrey talks about starting over and finding herself again in the process.

Stephanie McCaffrey: Finding Herself Again After Soccer

From academic courses to extracurricular involvements and internships, Michelle Jaffee, W’19, ensured social impact shaped her time at Penn. She offers tips for students looking for impactful opportunities.

How I Found My Social Impact Path at Penn — and How You Can Find Yours