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One Night. Huge ImPACt.

Whether we work with the constituents of one of our nonprofit clients—like our mock college interview night with Renaissance Youth Center’s South Bronx high school seniors—or perform “deep dives”—like our marketing/branding event in partnership with Harlem Business Alliance — ImPACt events are a chance for Penn alumni to make a big difference in the lives of others in just one night. To learn more, email Jennifer Yap, ImPACt Chair.

Our next ImPACt event will be on February 24th! Learn more and register.

Our ImPACt events cost approximately $2,500 to organize and convene. Consider making a donation to support this event! Those who donate $250 and above will be listed as event underwriters. Donate to PennPAC

“Words can not say how much we appreciate every moment spent with PennPAC. We have a much clearer picture of issues with our branding and marketing, and we better understand some of the strengths and weaknesses of our program.”

- Bervin Harris, Executive Director, Renaissance Youth Center

“The program you have established and your organizational structure are impressive. Thank you for creating such an imaginative and organized opportunity for the Penn community.”

- Robin Beckett, Volunteer, Renaissance Youth Center

“The ImPACt session was an invaluable tool. It showed us how to build on the YWCA’s program development to ensure our growth in thought leadership and activism.”

- Don Vogel, Chief Development Officer, YWCA of NY

“I thought the event was a tremendous success. The kids were wonderful… one of my kids seemed to have his mind open up right before me. It was a wonderful feeling.”

- Wiktoria Bielska, Volunteer, Renaissance Youth Center

“It was an amazing opportunity to spend some dedicated time thinking about this program and to hear insights from such a creative and thoughtful group. We can’t thank you enough and we are excited to get to work on next steps.”

- Caroline Curatolo, General Manager, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Past ImPACt Events

OrganizationYearLocationDescription
COPE Foundation, Documented, Flex Dance Program & Qualitas Life Foundation2020New York - VirtualPennPAC worked with each of these four nonprofit organizations on a range of operations, marketing and development challenges.
Bay Ridge Center, Grace Institute, & Just Leadership2020New York - VirtualPennPAC worked with each of these three nonprofit organizations in mini-consultancies to offer feedback on new and developing organizational initiatives.
24 Hour Plays & The COPE Foundation2020New YorkPennPAC worked with these two rising nonprofit organizations to provide an external perspective on some of their key strategic issues, including feedback on their mission statements, communication and marketing, revenue sources, etc.
Upwardly Global2019New YorkPennPAC worked with constituents from Upwardly Global to provide mock interviews and resume reviews.
Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect2019New YorkPennPAC held a brainstorming session to provide recommendations for major challenges facing the Anne Frank Center, including program assessment, public relations, and youth engagement.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra2019New YorkPennPAC provided marketing and messaging recommendations for the Orpheus Leadership Institute.
Per Scholas2018New YorkPennPAC worked with students and alumni from Per Scholas to provide mock interviews and resume reviews.
Aisling Irish Community Center2018New YorkPennPAC provided its expertise to help address several issues presently affecting the Aisling Irish Community Center: the organization’s Mission Statement, its Marketing Materials and Community Outreach.
HEAF2018New YorkWe provided guidance on personal branding and networking skills to high school students.
Friends of East River Esplanade, Live Like Blaine Foundation & WomenWerk2017New YorkPennPAC worked with each of these three rising nonprofit organizations in mini-consultancies to successfully navigate the next chapter of their development.
Lutheran Settlement House2017PhiladelphiaPennPAC provided LSH with recommendations on how to transition its CARES (Caregivers Reducing Stress) program to be a more sustainable model. LSH will use the recommendations to plan and expand the CARES program, which is geared towards caregivers for the aging population.
Year Up2017New YorkWe conducted a brainstorming session with staff and alumni leaders of Year Up to help them plan for their first ever Alumni Summit.
Upwardly Global2017New YorkOur second time around with Upwardly Global was another success! The event helped prepare and build the confidence of UpGlo's highly-skilled immigrant clients.
Manny Cantor Center2016New YorkPennPACers provided career advice to high school students enrolled in the Manny Cantor Center college prep program. We worked in break-out groups with impressive students aged 15-18 to provide practical advice related to what to expect in college and the job market.
YWCA2016New YorkWe provided YWCA with a business hours ImPACt session to focus on marketing and promotion for their new STEAAMocracy program.
Time In Children's Art Initiative2016New YorkPennPAC helped Time In Children's Art Initiative strengthen their branding and marketing. Time In was provided with both a laundry list of tactical suggestions and overall strategic advice.
Robert Louis Stevenson School2015New YorkWe assisted the Stevenson School to develop a strong brand positioning, build brand awareness; and promote strategic partnerships.
Upwardly Global2015New YorkInsights and advice from PennPAC volunteers helped address some of the challenges in transitioning to the American workforce for Upwardly Global's immigrant clients.
Harlem Business Alliance2013New YorkWe conducted a successful marketing/branding brainstorming session for 3 Harlem-based business start-ups.
Renaissance Youth Center2012New YorkWe provided a panel on applying to college and conducted one-on-one mock college interviews.