Community Development Center
Annual Philly Spring Clean-Up
Drexel University has been participating in the annual Philly Clean-Up since its inception in 2007. Each year the number of volunteers has increased and gone from approximately 120 volunteers to more recently over 250. Volunteers support the clean-up efforts with numerous organizations including the Philadelphia Streets Department, Powelton Village Civic Association (PVCA), Mantua Community Improvement Committee (MCIC), the Enterprise Center for Community Development Corporation and the Schuylkill River Development Corporation (SRDC). The Office of Government and Community Relations lead this annual effort in partnership with the Office of Space Management, Development and Real Estate; Community Partnerships; Lindy Center of Civic Engagement; Public Safety; and Student Life and Administrative Services.
Mayor Nutter and Councilwoman Blackwell with Drexel students
Councilwoman Blackwell with Drexel students
The OGCR is leading the initiative to sponsor reconstruction and beautification services performed at the Summer Winter Garden located at 3225-33 Race Street as part of Drexel’s overall process of community development which is pivotal towards implementing a strategic initiative in collaboration with the Powelton Village Community Association (PVCA) and the Neighborhood Garden Association (NGA). This sponsorship was made possible with the assistance of Community Revitalization grant of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development received by the OGCR. The OGCR is investing in and sponsoring many of the necessary services to make these improvements, including but not limited to tree and shrub removal, new fencing and lighting, and a remodeled entranceway of the Summer Winter Garden.