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"The highlight of the day was the interaction with the interns talking about their programs and learning about resources ... The connections with other organizations are too many to name ... I am so impressed with what BTG is doing for the students and for this community."
BTG Symposium Guest

About the Annual Symposium


The BTG Annual Symposium is held each fall in Philadelphia. Students present their projects as poster displays and facilitate workshops based on the public health issues they encountered during their BTG Community Health Internship. The Symposium is open to the broader community, providing a forum for dialogue and networking opportunities among public health officials, community organizations and agency personnel, grantmakers, academic faculty and staff, students, and others interested in improving the quality of life in our communities.

Each year, BTG honors an individual, whose work embodies the values and ideals of the program. The honoree acts as the symposium’s keynote speaker and his or her book serves as a central text for the Community Health Internship Program.

Sonja SohnOn September 20, 2013, BTG celebrated its 23rd program year at the Annual Symposium. Father Gregory J. Boyle served as keynote speaker. An ordained Jesuit priest, Fr. Boyle was appointed pastor of Dolores Mission Church in East Los Angeles in 1986. He started Homeboy Industries two years later. Fr. Boyles's debut book, "Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion," is a New York Times best seller.

See the highlights of the 2013 Annual Symposium.

 

 

BTG 20 Years Video
BTG 20th Anniversary Tribute
"The Symposium was a great way to end my terrific experience with BTG and meet with the community I affected as a whole. I hope to attend more sessions sponsored by BTG where I can receive the opportunity to reconnect with BTG interns and the larger Philadelphia community."
BTG Student Intern
BTG 20 Years Video
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