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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.

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.

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.

Sparked by the generosity and insight of benefactor Philip B. Lindy, the Center’s initiatives include:

  • The Lindy Neighbors 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 Scholars Program, which matches 75 Drexel students each year with 225 sixth- through eighth-grade students for after-school tutoring and mentoring sessions, and engages families through workshops and teachers through professional development .
  • 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.

For more information, visit the Lindy Center for Lindy Center for Civic Engagement website.