University City: Penn Sprint Football Gaining Ground

University City: Penn Sprint Football Gaining Ground

On a cool, crisp, October night, Bill Wagner smiled as he watched his University of Pennsylvania football players practice on Franklin Field. Penn’s Sprint football team might be one of the lesser-known groups to have played on Franklin Field but the Quakers have quietly become a force in the sport. Since 1934, Penn has played in […]

 

Temple University: ROTC Partners with Student Wellness Resource Center

Temple University: ROTC Partners with Student Wellness Resource Center

In the fall semester of 2014, Temple University’s Army ROTC program signed a charter initiating a partnership with the university’s Wellness Resource Center. The alliance is part of an initiative to share resources and create more aware, educated, and impactful leaders in both the military and on campus. [vimeo 120907271 ] Cadets have been through a […]

 

Veterans Affairs: Discovering Culture Through Education

Veterans Affairs: Discovering Culture Through Education

This post is part of a series covering an educational trip planned by University of Pennsylvania students for the men and women enrolled in the Veterans Upward Bound program. You can find more information here and here.   All of the Veterans Upward Bound students had different aspects of their Washington trip that they were most […]

 

Veterans Affairs: Penn Student Enlightened by Time Spent with Veterans

Veterans Affairs: Penn Student Enlightened by Time Spent with Veterans

This post is part of a series covering an educational trip planned by University of Pennsylvania students for the men and women enrolled in the Veterans Upward Bound program. You can find more information here and here.   Josh Michnowski is one of the members of the Black Diamond Team that has benefited personally from […]

 

Veterans Affairs: College Students and Local Vets Journey to Our Nation’s Capitol

Veterans Affairs: College Students and Local Vets Journey to Our Nation’s Capitol

This post is part of a series covering an educational trip planned by University of Pennsylvania students for the men and women enrolled in the Veterans Upward Bound program. You can find more information here and here. It’s happened a hundred times before: a Werner bus idling in the early morning hours, awaiting departure for a […]

 

North Philadelphia: Addressing Veteran Homelessness

North Philadelphia: Addressing Veteran Homelessness

American military veterans can return home from service facing a number of uncertainties. Employment concerns, education, family life and the task of assimilating into everyday society all pose common obstacles. Civilian life does not demand the regimented routine that many veterans become used to while in the military. For some vets, that lack of structure […]

 

Chestnut Hill: “Traditionally Untraditional” University Adds a Sprint Football Team

Chestnut Hill: “Traditionally Untraditional” University Adds a Sprint Football Team

The slim chance of playing football at the college level is a difficult pill to swallow for many high school hopefuls. However, a little-known variant of the game, known as sprint football, can provide these athletes with a much sought after opportunity on the gridiron. One Philadelphia-area university is now extending that opportunity to those […]

 

Kensington: Making An “Impact” In The Fight Against Veteran Homelessness

Kensington: Making An “Impact” In The Fight Against Veteran Homelessness

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hopes to end homelessness among veterans nationwide by 2016. Activists and supporters throughout the country are working together to reach that goal. Philadelphia’s Impact Services Corporation is a local organization that hopes to make veteran homelessness a thing of the past. Impact Services Corporation opened in 1974. They are a nonprofit […]

 

Veterans Affairs: Ending Veteran Homelessness by “Rewriting the Cardboard”

Veterans Affairs: Ending Veteran Homelessness by “Rewriting the Cardboard”

It’s an all too familiar scene, a homeless or impoverished veteran standing on a street corner or by a busy intersection, holding a cardboard sign and pleading for help. Often the cardboard signs are inscribed with a request for work, food or money. The Veterans Multi-Service Center is aiming to change that perspective with their […]

 

Veterans Affairs: Diane Sandefur’s Passion, Patience and Leadership Guide Veterans Upward Bound Program

Veterans Affairs: Diane Sandefur’s Passion, Patience and Leadership Guide Veterans Upward Bound Program

For people who choose a career in the field of serving those who have served our country, high levels of dedication and sacrifice come with the territory. Who would want to give anything less to the men and women who have served in the ranks of the United States Armed Forces? Diane Sandefur (pictured above), […]