Category Archives: Health

Center for Environmental Transformation

cfetUpdated 10/9/19


Founded by a Roman Catholic community, the Center for Environmental Transformation directs its efforts to all people, particularly those who live in the neighborhood of Waterfront South and the City of Camden, NJ.  The mission of the CFET is to educate people into a more environmentally responsible way of living. They seek to engage in sustainable modes of food production, storm water management, and waste recycling for the benefit of the people of the neighborhood and the residents of the entire city.


Services/Programs Offered:

CFET manages urban farms, education and internship programs for grade- and high school children, environmental retreats, and a farmers’ market.
Learn more at:

Student Opportunities:

On the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 am until noon, volunteers are invited to help out in the CFET’s gardens. Other opportunities include advocacy work, story-telling, cooking, teaching, and a variety of other projects
For more info, visit:



Address:  1729 Ferry Avenue, Camden, NJ 08104

Phone: (856) 365-8111


Animal Control and Care Philadelphia

Updated 10/14/19


The Animal Control and Care Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) is contracted by the City to “provide shelter, care and life saving efforts for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals and protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Philadelphia, providing a benefit to all of the citizens of the City regardless of race or economic status.”

Programs/Services Offered:

ACCT Philly operates a shelter and adoption program, issues licenses, and provides veterinary care with the help of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s Shelter Medicine Program.

Student Opportunities:

Students can participate in ACCT Philly’s extensive volunteer program, helping out with data entry, dog walking and socializing, cat socializing, photography of animals, adoption events, clinic and surgery assistance, and much more. Visit for information on available positions and the application process.

Bryn Mawr students have partnered with ACCT Philly on Praxis III courses in the past. Contact CEO Praxis III Coordinator Jessica Lee ( if interested.

Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia
111 W. Hunting Park Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19140
(267) 385-3800


Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative

Updated 10/14/19


The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI), a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, works to engage, educate and empower youth, university students, and community members to promote healthy lifestyles and build a just and sustainable food system. It was created to help build and sustain healthy communities by promoting nutrition education, food access and sovereignty, and physical fitness in West Philadelphia.

Services/Programs Provided:

AUNI’s main goals include the integration of school-day and online nutrition education, increasing access to healthy foods for all community members, increasing opportunities for participation in regular physical activity, and facilitating youth-led organizing, peer education, and internships. AUNI offers hands-on school day, after school, and summer learning opportunities for more than 6,000 students and their families at over 16 Philadelphia public and charter schools. Cooking and gardening clubs and youth-run fruit stands connect school day and after school learning activities for K-12 students, and incorporate the academic work of Penn students and faculty.

Student Opportunities:

Through AUNI, university students volunteer alongside local high school students to fight for access to healthy, sustainable food for residents of West Philadelphia. Opportunities are generally available in community outreach and organizing, tutoring, gardening, construction, and other fields. For specific and up to date listings, check out the volunteer and employment opportunities page at

Address: St. Leonard’s Court, 3819-33 Chestnut Street, Suite 120, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3171
Phone: (215) 898-1600