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Information for Faculty

Drexel University and the Office of University & Community Partnerships offer a range of supports and resources for faculty members who are interested in connecting with community partners through their teaching and research.

The Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, located on Spring Garden Street and straddling the Mantua and Powelton Village neighborhoods, is a space for faculty and academic units to build out their own civic engagement agendas and missions. Dornsife Center staff are ready to help with planning and shaping programming and connecting faculty with neighborhood participants. 

The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement has a special focus on course development, with course development grants and seminars available for faculty who are looking for the resources they need to build a civic engagement component into their teaching. The Lindy Center also runs a twice-yearly intensive workshops that prepare faculty members to create courses in a set of specific community-based learning formats.

The Office of University and Community Partnerships further welcomes faculty members to connect with us if you have a particular interest in the ways in which Drexel pursues its mission as an engaged anchor institution, emphasizing local economic inclusion through our university's business operations.

As Drexel employees, full- and part-time benefits-eligible faculty members may be interested in Drexel's Home Purchase Assistance Program, which provides a forgivable loan toward the purchase or renovation of a home within our geographic footprint. The Home Purchase Assistance Program is one facet of Drexel's engaged-anchor strategy to help stabilize family homeownership in the neighborhoods next to the University City campus.