The Philadelphia Center

Discover Your Direction in Life

The Philadelphia Center offers undergraduate students the opportunity to thrive through experiential education. Each term we help students secure professional, accredited internships and independent housing throughout the vibrant and diverse city of Philadelphia. Students explore career paths through real-world applications and rigorous, seminar-style courses. We provide our students with the opportunity to gain independence while learning in a safe and supportive environment. Our students leave Philadelphia with a strong sense of their abilities, social and professional aspirations, and a plan for their future.

“The classes I took at The Philadelphia Center were amazing! Mark encourages students to analyze and really see aspects of power and authority and how it plays out in the work environment. My Elective, Warren Huff’s Architecture of Cities, helped me to appreciate, notice and understand what I see every day in the historic city of Philadelphia. In other words, Mark helped me see the unseen and Warren helped me appreciate what I do see.”
Kay Miller, Hope College
Spring 2006
Metropolitan Career Center, Human Resources Intern


  • The Philadelphia Center Seeks Executive Director: The Philadelphia Center (TPC), an undergraduate off-campus program, is seeking a strong, visionary leader to serve as the executive director beginning June 1, 2016. TPC offers undergraduate students the opportunity to directly apply their liberal arts education through experiential education learning and pedagogy. For more information regarding additional responsibilities and the application process, please go to:
  • Donate to TPC: The Philadelphia Center has established the Stevens E. Brooks Memorial Fund to honor the life and legacy of its former executive director.
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