Program Areas

  • Hospitality
  • Faith Exploration
  • Service & Advocacy
  • Dana How Scholars
  • Hospitality

    Community dinner

    Hospitality is about providing a sense of welcome to whomever walks through our door. It’s not an invitation to assimilate, but rather an embrace that invites people to come as they are. At the CA, we provide an inclusive, fun and supportive space that is a home away from home for students.

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  • Faith Exploration

    Prayer and meditation room

    Faith Exploration is about digging into what it means to call ourselves Christians, followers of Jesus Christ. It means processing things being learned, figuring out how other aspects of out lives connect with our faith, and growing in our understanding of how to live this faith out on a daily basis, and growing in our knowledge of Scripture.

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  • Service & Advocacy

    Mentoring program service day

    Service and Advocacy is about living out God’s call to participate in Kingdom work, to actively seek to help bring about the kingdom of God here on earth. It is about being both a voice for the voiceless, and listening to those who are voiceless so we can learn what it is they have to say. It is about recognizing our place of privilege, and doing something to help make things a little more equal.

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  • Dana How Scholars

    Dana How Scholars

    DHS pairs Penn students with low income, first generation high school students from Upward Bound for mentoring, retreats, service days, scholarships and fun.

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  • Spring Break Volunteer Trip

    6 people will be going from the CA to work in St. Thomas with All Hands and Hearts over spring break. To be a part of this work of the CA, you can donate here.

  • Weekly Events

    Wednesday @ 6:30 Community Dinner
    Wednesdays @ 7:30 Bible Study
    Fridays from 12-2 Drop by for lunch

  • Lenten Prayer Series

    Thursdays @ 6pm

    Join us on Thursday nights starting February 15th for an educational series about prayer. We'll be discussing the role of prayer in our lives, and learning a new prayer practice each week.

  • Books Through Bars

    Saturday, Feb. 17 @ 11am-2pm

    Join Books Through Bars at our all-day pack-a-thon where we'll be preparing packages of books for folks incarcerated around the region. Meet at the CA at 10:45 to travel over as a group, or meet us there if you live closer to it!

  • ARTolerance

    Sunday, Feb 18 @ 6pm, Bodek Lounge

    The performance will serve as a metaphor and inspiration for dialogue that promotes peace and understanding. Afterwards, there will be small breakout sessions for performers and attendees to engage in dialogue. Register here..

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Why it matters


  • "I Need You to Survive"

    I just wanted to give you a brief history of this text. 1 Thessalonians is the oldest book in the New Testament, written around AD 52. It was written by Paul the Apostle and intended for the people of Thessalonica. This particular passage speaks on how Christian should behave.

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  • "Wisdom"

    Yesterday I came across this quote on my way to Old City: When I first read this passage, the word that stuck out to me the most was disorder. Disorder. It’s probably because I have been feeling like my life has been in disorder for the past couple of weeks. I am graduating next month, so, as you can imagine, my life has been filled with thoughts....

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  • "Imagining Redemption"

    Have you ever watched a movie and wondered why the characters can’t think of a better way to act? Do you sit on the edge of your seat saying or thinking “Why would you open that door? Don’t open that door!” or maybe “Don’t go out into the jungle! You know the clever raptors hunt in packs.”

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