Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative

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  • The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) is a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania that engages, educates and empowers youth, university students, and community members to promote healthy lifestyles and build a just and sustainable food system. AUNI was created to sustain healthy communities by promoting food education and sovereignty, good nutrition and physical fitness in West Philadelphia. AUNI organizes school day, after school and summer learning opportunities for more than 10,000 students and their families at 20 public schools and community centers in Philadelphia. AUNI ™s ecological approach to food and nutrition education includes hands-on experiences for program participants to grow, cook, consume and sell healthy foods. AUNI has School Food Education programs, Youth Development programs, and an Adult & Senior Nutrition Program.

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: Netter Center for Community Partnerships
    Organization Street Address: n/a
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Organization Phone Number: 215-898-1600
    Short Description of Organization:

    Founded in 1992, the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships is Penn ™s primary vehicle for bringing to bear the broad range of human knowledge needed to solve the complex, comprehensive, and interconnected problems of the American city so that West Philadelphia (Penn ™s local geographic community), Philadelphia, the University itself, and society benefit.

    Program Street Address: Franklin Building
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19104
    Program Phone Number: 215-898-1600
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Outreach - mobile (you travel to groups of students)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Somewhat
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Environment Science
    • Medicine and or Health
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
    • Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
    • Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
    • Drop-Out Prevention and College Preparation
    • Project-Based Learning
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Southwest Philadelphia
    • West Philadelphia
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • During school
    • After school

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Over 2000 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 5 and 10 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    • 9th -12th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Multi-Ethnic
    • Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above, then please type the racial/ethnic demographic that is represented at your program.:

    The majority of our youth are African-American/ Black or African, but we target all youth who live or go to school in West/ Southwest Philadelphia

    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 76-100%
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals only
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Do not know

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

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  • If you chose "other" for the question above, then please type the racial/ethnic demographic that is represented at your program.:

    The majority of our youth are African-American/ Black or African, but we target all youth who live or go to school in West/ Southwest Philadelphia