The Fox Leadership Program partners with a number of local non-profit organizations to bolster their efforts as they support the broader Philadelphia community. Our local work primarily focuses on food insecurity and youth development issues within the city of brotherly love and the surrounding communities. With each of our local partners, we sponsor a number of experiential fellowships for undergraduate students that pair Penn students with the local leaders and changemakers at each organization.
Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, through direct service and advocacy. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and evidence-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.
Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
The Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger (GPCAH) strives to build a community where all people have the food they need to lead healthy lives. The Coalition connects people with food assistance programs and nutrition education, provides resources to a network of food pantries, and educates the public and policymakers about responsible solutions that prevent people from going hungry.
Nutritional Development Services
The mission of Nutritional Development Services (NDS) is to provide meals, food assistance and additional support to organizations serving children and the poor as an extension of the service and mission of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Summer Meals Program at Nutritional Development Services (NDS) provides meals at no cost to low-income children in the Philadelphia area who otherwise may not have adequate access to healthy foods from June to August each year.
Share Food Program
Share Food Program is a nonprofit organization focused on eradicating food insecurity in the Philadelphia Region through food distribution, education, and advocacy. Through partnerships with nearly 800 schools and more than 350 pantries across the region, Share Food Program has recently become the largest-serving food bank in the Philadelphia Region, and the largest independent food bank in the country.