Lindy Center for Civic Engagement
Drexel’s vision of a comprehensive and progressive urban university striving to be the most civically engaged in the nation comes to life through the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement.
The Lindy Center works with more than 75 community partners on 200-plus civic engagement projects annually. The Center’s personnel also lead several student leadership programs and support community-based learning through course development and faculty research projects.
In collaboration with the community and in support of Drexel’s Strategic Plan, the Lindy Center furthers the public good on the local and national levels while enriching the scholarship and character of Drexel students.
Philip B. Lindy Center Initiatives
The Drexel Community Scholars program, which is dedicated to optimizing health and wellness education in the West Philadelphia community and matching Drexel students with non-profits and businesses to help build capacity and provide ongoing support.
The Lindy Center provides a variety of ways for Drexel Dragons to make an impact within our communities by partnering with local and national organizations. These opportunities allow Dragons to develop their leadership skills while seeing firsthand the intrinsic value of helping those around them.
The Certificate in Civic Engagement, which provides Drexel students with the intellectual grounding to be active participants in their communities on issues of public concern. The Certificate puts Drexel in the small but growing number of colleges and universities across the nation with an academic civic engagement program, offering courses on active citizenship, University-community partnerships and civic engagement leadership.