Social Innovation

Fionya Tran ’21M

Aug 11, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Graduate Civic Scholars Program Launches

After an accident in a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia research lab left Master of Public Health (MPH) student Fionya Tran ’21M (in photo) “benched” from live animal research, she needed to find a new career path that connected her love of research with doing good in the community. Through her...

Collage of three photos of donating and receiving the tote bags

Jun 2, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Honors Course Sends Art Supplies to Ghana

Adjunct Professor of Education Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd met Nanna Kittoe Manful and was introduced to her organization, Obaatan, during a service trip to Ghana 10 years ago for her photography service project, Color of Poverty. That relationship has evolved—so much so that when...

Arcadia University DPT student works a patient's knee at the pro bono clinic

Mar 22, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Opens Student-Run Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic

Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy opened its student-run pro bono clinic on March 18 to provide no-cost physical therapy to underinsured or uninsured community members.  First- and second-year students in Arcadia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program will develop...

Arcadia University students working around a laptop at desk

Jan 28, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Awarded HealthSpark Grant for Graduate Civic Scholars Program

The HealthSpark Foundation has awarded Arcadia University a grant to develop a Graduate Civic Scholars Program to help expand the undergraduate program that launched last summer for students who are interested and passionate about driving social change. The $26,000 grant will be used to help...

Photo overlooking haber green at arcadia university

Jan 22, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Receives $1 Million Grant for Campus Renovations from PA Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program

Arcadia University is proud to announce that it has received a $1 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for construction, renovation, and other related costs for a multi-purpose center.   The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the...

Image of Martin Luther King, Jr. at podium

Jan 14, 2021 Caitlin Burns

MLK Day Events Celebrate Legacy of Service

The Arcadia University community is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events hosted and collaborated by departments across campus. The following is a schedule of events in celebration of the Jan. 18 MLK Day holiday and Day of Service that run through the beginning of...

Arcadia University student Sanaa Scott-Wheeler sits in front of a tree

Nov 11, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Scott-Wheeler ’24 Advocates from a Social Distance

“I went to a predominantly white school from kindergarten to eighth grade,” said Sociology major Sanaa Scott-Wheeler ’24. “I’ve basically been experiencing racial inequality my entire life. I had to go through that switch from being at home and being black and then going to school and being black...

Campus in fall

Areiana Edwards Nov 9, 2020 7:00 pm

My Post-Election Perspective

I have never considered myself a very political person. I have always liked to make sure I educated myself on important topics, but sometimes keeping up to date was more draining than helpful. Seeing the way that people like me are often treated and how many barriers there are, I would get tired....

Arcadia Votes members with tshirts

Oct 29, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Make a Plan and Vote, Nov. 3

Election Day is right around the corner. Below, Arcadia Votes leaders have answered the three big questions coming in via their Q&A sessions on the ArcadiaSocialImpact Instagram account. Q: I heard in some states, like Pennsylvania and North Carolina, they’re accepting mail-in ballots...

Madi Costigan with her ballot

Madison Costigan Oct 19, 2020 8:00 am

The Value of Your Vote

With the effects of the division between political parties and the coronavirus pandemic being felt throughout the country, voter turnout for the election in November is a notable concern. As college students and potential youth voters, it is a time when we can make our voices count. However,...

Arcadia students creating a tactical plan for the Arcadia Votes initiative.

Oct 14, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Votes Awarded Grants to Encourage Voter Turnout

By Nikolai Kachuyevski '21 Arcadia Votes, which aims to increase the University community’s voter registration and participation, has received two grants to support a final push before Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The grants, totaling $2,000 from the Students Learn Students Vote Fall...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sep 30, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Community Reflects on Legacy of Justice Ginsburg

“[Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg] was one of the best advocates of all time,” said Dr. Alison LaLond Wyant, director of the Office of Social Impact and Innovation (SI2) and director of Arcadia’s Civic Scholars program. “I think her legacy will be her ability to connect liberty and equality as...