This fall, about 35 students from Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges took courses at the Friends Center in Philadelphia as part of a new Tri-College Philly Program.
The courses focused on the themes of sustainability and environmental justice, from different disciplines: math, environmental studies, political science, education and anthropology. As part of the program, students also participated in a variety of related co-curricular activities, including the Worldwide Climate Protest, the Designing a Green New Deal Conference, a visit to Taller Puertorriqueño (the Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia), a walk to see the mural pictured above, and a tour of Philadelphia by boat.
The program began in September with a two-day orientation to Philadelphia based at the Friends Center and concluded December 6 with student presentations of projects they undertook with community partners through the semester.
Students collaborated with local organizations on projects designed to bring together scholarship and community partners to address environmental challenges in Philadelphia.
Following the presentations, the Tri-Co students gathered to reflect on what they learned from their intersecting courses and co-curricular activities through the fall.