K - 12, Non-profits, Volunteering

The Reading Road: Guiding Youth Along the Path to Literacy

Penn Reading Initiative (PRI) is a volunteer-based program dedicated to increasing literacy of struggling elementary students at underfunded schools in West Philadelphia. While several organizations at Penn work with youth in West Philly, PRI is unique in its mission and curriculum.  PRI utilizes a curriculum called the Reading Road, which was developed […]

Business, Faculty, IMF, Innovation, Non-profits, Penn, Politics, Research

The Forgotten Flaw of Global Development

With over 10,000 Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) operating in developing economies around the world today [1], the once avant-garde industry of microcredit has expanded into a major international force for combating poverty. Yet the recent ubiquity of MFIs, coupled with a marked decline in recent years of research into the field, […]