Drexel Community Scholars

Drexel Community Scholars (DCS) is a cadre of student leaders who desire to enhance their classroom learning by putting their skills to work and making a positive impact in the public life of the community. Each fall and spring, cohorts of students are admitted to the program as DCS*Site Leaders to serve as liaisons and coordinate activities between the Lindy Center and our community partners; recruit and support fellow volunteers (many of them UNIV 101 students); or develop and support special service/advocacy projects. The DCS program is designed so that, while fulfilling terms of service, the DCS will hone leadership skills and build community through an array of programs, activities, and workshops made available through the Lindy Center. The majority of our DCS are enrolled in the national service program AmeriCorps through the Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania program. View the position descriptions of DCS*Site Leaders and DCS*Project Leaders.

Benefits for this program include:
  • Ongoing training and leadership development through the Lindy Center
  • Transformative and meaningful service experiences
  • Building new and life‐long relationships
  • Great resume building and professional networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to attend/present at national conferences
  • Eligible students will receive a $1,132 AmeriCorps Segal Education through the Scholars in Service to PA program – upon completion of their period of service.
  • Eligible students can apply their Federal Work Study (FWS) funds toward their public service.
  • Limited remuneration is available from the Lindy Center to support international students who may not qualify for FWS or AmeriCorps award

Below are the profiles of our Drexel Community Scholars. Feel free to get in touch with them if you're interested in serving with their site and/or project!

 

Education & Mentoring

Hunger & Homelessness

Community Development

Special Projects/Areas