Berks Rehabilitation and Human Services

Penn State Berks creates pop-up playground

On Nov. 9, Penn State rehabilitation and human services students will transform the Reading Recreation Commission, located at 320 S. Third St., into a pop-up playground for children ages 5-12 in the city of Reading. The goals of the initiative are to give children in the city of Reading a true ‘free play’ experience and to provide rehabilitation and human services majors an opportunity to create, facilitate and analyze a play experience.

Berks students help children affected by Hurricane

This summer, 15 Penn State Berks students traveled with their faculty adviser to Orange, Texas, to work with children affected by Hurricane Harvey as part of Camp Noah, a week-long day camp that responds to children touched by community disasters.

A Penn State graduate gives back

There’s a good reason why Penn State Berks student Robert “Robby” Pearson wants to give back after he graduates. “I have always wanted to help people; it came natural to me,” he said.