The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Research Institute proudly support the following community programs and initiatives.

Martin Luther King Day Activities

Each year, CHOP employees volunteer for various service projects, including those organized at the Girard College High School in Philadelphia.

Philly Pride Festival and Parade

Each year, Pride @ CHOP organizes participation in the Philly Pride Parade and Festival. CHOP employees march in the parade and distribute pamphlets and information to festival attendees. For more information about this event, please click here.

Philadelphia Science Festival

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia participates in the Philadelphia Science Festival each year. This city-wide event promotes science for all ages with interactive work stations, after school science sessions, and a look into the future of science. For more information about the Philadelphia Science Festival, please click here.

STEM Programs

ABRCMS (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students)
This four-day conference is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced training in STEM and provide mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating students’ success. For more information about ABRCMS, please click here.

Karabots Junior Fellows Program
Karabots aims to provide practical assistance, mentoring, and academic and social support to a select group of Philadelphia high school students from communities under-represented in current healthcare professions. For more information on the Karabots Junior Fellows Program, please click here.

Out4STEM
Out4STEM aims to provide Philadelphia’s LGBTQ youth with STEM-centered mentorship, academic support, and career advice in an inclusive space. The program promotes resilience, peer-support networks and diverse educational experiences. For more information on the Out4STEM program, please click here.

SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and native Americans in Science)
SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanics and Native Americans — from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science. For more information about SACNAS, please click here.