Community & Civic Engagement

Paying it Forward

We owe a lot to the Greater Philadelphia Area for its more than 300 years of combined community support of Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). And, hey, we’ve all got individuals in our lives – teachers, mentors, relatives or friends -- who have significantly impacted our lives by giving of their time to support us. There is nothing more rewarding than paying that support forward by giving back to the community and making a real difference in the lives of others.

Community service is an important part of Jefferson’s legacy. It’s who we are and what makes us stand out in the communities we serve -- and we’ve got a variety of service opportunities available to our students – both in Center City and on our East Falls campus.

MLK day community service

Jefferson In The Community

University students and volunteers help prepare meals for Philadelphia’s homeless Population.