Community Partnerships

Penn FERBS is proud to be working with West Philadelphia-based non-profit Palms Solutions Greater Philadelphia African Diaspora Partnerships. Palms Solutions aims to support African immigrants in the greater Philadelphia area and engage their host city through fostering cultural, social, and economic partnerships that put communities on a self-determined path to educational, housing, and health equity breakthroughs.

Current FERBS fellows engage with Palms tutoring program TIMBA through virtual one-on-one tutoring sessions with students in Philadelphia’s school district. Fellows are also engaged with members of the community on collaborative science projects, opening up dialogue and spaces where both our fellows and Philadelphia’s residents can learn from each other.