This week is orientation week for the new Haverford House fellows! During orientation week, the fellows do activities to get to know their neighborhood, have a facilitated workshop about communal living, and talk about their roles over the upcoming year. One of the activities we did this year was attending the guided Mural Arts Tour in Center City. This was a great opportunity to see public art in Philadelphia and learn about the Mural Arts Program. We learned that the Mural Arts Program has over 2000 existing murals in Philadelphia and their philosophy is to involve the local community in the design of the murals. The fellows were joined by Huan Huang, the CPGC intern from Amity Foundation in China, and her host Lu Chen, a current Haverford student. We ate a delicious lunch at Reading Terminal Market afterwards. Who knew that you could get mac & cheese, a triple chocolate doughnut, and a pineapple-strawberry-banana smoothie for less than nine dollars !?
The fellows pictured in front of a mural.
Top row from left to right: Romi, Kayla
Bottom row from left to right: Huan, Lu, Callie, Dan, Robin, Seema