Upenn iCARE

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, the International Children’s Alliance and Outreach Exchange (iCARE) at the University of Pennsylvania in West Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania’s is holding their first event for this semester February 18, 2017.

iCARE  is a mentorship program that pairs UPenn students with children in the Philadelphia area who have been adopted internationally.  Their mission is to give college students, some of which who  have been adopted themselves, a chance to work with children and allow those children and their parents to meet others who are going through similar experiences.  The only requirements of iCARE are that the child be adopted from a country other than the United States and that the family be able to visit UPenn’s campus where a majority of their events are held.

In addition, iCARE formerly participated in one of the ChinaCare clubs located at numerous universities throughout the country specifically for children adopted from China.

For more information on iCARE, please visit them on Facebook by searching UPenn iCARE Club or Tumblr at http://upenn-icare.tumblr.com/.  To sign-up for the program, please contact upenn.icare@gmail.com .  For more information or to find one near you on the ChinaCare Club, please visit the website at http://halfthesky.org/en/chinacareclubs/activeclubs.


Throughout the semester, iCARE will be having more events and we welcome new members at all of them. They have plenty of mentors who can’t wait to be paired!