UPenn After-School Program



Mr. Aziz Collins

Comegys Site Director



University-Assisted Community Schools

A major component of the Netter Center’s work is mobilizing the vast resources of the University to help traditional public schools become innovative University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) that educate, engage, empower, and serve students, families, and community members.

UACS focus on schools as core institutions for community engagement and democratic development, as well as link school day and after school curricula to solve locally identified, real-world, community problems. For neighborhood schools to function as genuine community centers, however, they need additional human resources and support.

The Netter Center emphasizes “university-assisted” because universities, indeed higher educational institutions in general, can constitute the strategic sources of broadly based, comprehensive, sustained support for community schools. UACS engage universities as lead partners in providing academic, human, and material resources. This mutually beneficial partnership improves the quality of life and learning in local schools and communities while simultaneously¬†advancing university research, teaching, learning, and service.



TeamPenn Relays

2022 Comegys Shuttle Run Team at the Penn Relays


Helpful Links

Netter Center for Community Partnerships Website

Young Quakers Community Athletics

Penn Reading Initiative

Extended Learning: After-School and Summer Programs