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Community Connection Pavilion

(Located in the Virtual Exhibit Hall)

AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND — 11/11/2020 to 4/11/2021

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is thrilled to partner with Comcast NBCUniversal to bring you this year’s VIRTUAL Community Connection Pavilion. Don’t miss out on these incredible offerings!

NEW:  Non-Profit Classroom Stage Learning Bursts

Learning Bursts are mini sessions meant to deliver fun, digestible content on the Classroom stage.

Courageous Non-Profit Leadership in Times of Crisis

Chekemma J. Fulmore-Townsend, president and CEO, Philadelphia Youth Network @puninc @chekemma

Comcast and the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) are committed to ensuring young people are equipped for future success. This summer, when Covid-19 threatened to end vital summer jobs programs for young people in Philadelphia, PYN and partners acted quickly to digitally overhaul the entire summer system of programs in a few short weeks. In this Learning Burst, PYN’s President and CEO, Chekemma J. Fulmore-Townsend, shares what she learned about making hard choices, leading a team, and finding the path forward in challenging circumstances.

OnE Philadelphia: Equity through an Integrated Tech Ecosystem

Melanie Hidalgo-Britt, chief revenue officer, Coded by Kids @codedbykids

Coded by Kids is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit fighting inequity through tech education for underrepresented young people. Now they are upping the game and spearheading the creation of an integrated tech ecosystem to turn Philadelphia into a truly equitable city. Watch this learning burst to learn how, by pooling resources of funding, job training, and mentorship opportunities, we can use technology and innovation to create, drive, and amplify the equity that we want to see in Philadelphia.

Learn the Basics of Human Centered Design in Under 6 Minutes

BUILD @BuildNational

Design Thinking empowers individuals or teams to design products, services, systems, or experiences that address the core needs of those experiencing a problem. The non-profit organization BUILD will walk you through the key steps of this human-centered framework for solving big problems, including empathy, ideation, prototyping, testing, and defining. Learn more about their approach and the BUILD Virtual Design Challenge at