The Tri-Co Philly Program provides resources for faculty and students to engage with Philadelphia and the diverse and complex urban experience.
For faculty either interested in or already connecting their courses with Philadelphia, the program offers two levels of Philadelphia-engagement grants. Grants are designed to enrich the curricular content of an on-campus class by facilitating student experiences in the city. Small grants (up to $500) can cover the cost of a one-time experience and travel, e.g. a play; a visit to a research lab; a visit to a neighborhood or organization; admission to a museum or archive, for instance. Larger grants (up to $1,500) are available to cover the costs of more sustained engagement with the city, such as multiple visits to the city or collaboration with an organization.
Faculty interested in teaching a class in Philadelphia should contact Calista Cleary and discuss course proposals for the Tri-Co Philly Program. Classes are taught at the Friends Center to support regular interactions with the city. Each semester, three Tri-Co faculty will offer courses in the program.
For more information regarding grants or curricular ideas, contact Calista Cleary, Program Planning Director.