Drexel students are making a positive impact in the local community through the Drexel Community Scholars program. The student leaders apply their classroom learning and skills to work in the community. Each fall, students support local service and advocacy projects with Mantua Haverford Community Center, West Philadelphia Community Center, Wright Recreation Center, People's Emergency Center, The Powel School, and Rebuilding Together Philadelphia.
The Lindy Scholars Program matches 25 Drexel students with 75 middle school students for after-school tutoring and mentoring sessions. The program follows each student as they progress through middle and high school. The center collaborates with Drexel's School of Education, and the Charles Drew, Alain Locke, and Martha Washington schools in West Philadelphia, which also engages parents and guardians and offers monthly professional development sessions to teachers at the three schools.