Centers and Initiatives

Centers & Initiatives

Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

The Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, Drexel urban extension center in West Philadelphia, is the cornerstone of the commitment we’ve made to our community.

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Lindy Center for Civic Engagement

The Lindy Center is the University’s academic home for civic engagement, connecting students with opportunities to learn about the local community, both in and out of the classroom.

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Digital Navigators

The Drexel Digital Navigator program assists the local community with finding low-cost Internet access, basic technical support, refurbished computers, and pathways for attaining digital literacy and skills.

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Local Economic Inclusion

For Drexel, being an engaged anchor institution means that we look to our campus neighbors as important partners in a shared local economy.

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Action for Early Learning (AFEL)

The West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning Initiative (AFEL) is a collaboration of social service and education agencies with community stakeholders working to create an education support system for students and families in the West Philadelphia Promise Zone.

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Promise Neighborhood

The West Philadelphia Promise Zone is roughly 2 square miles that is bounded by 48th street to the west, the Schuylkill River to the East, Girard Avenue to North and Sansom Street to the south. Drexel recently concluded a US Department of Education-funded Promise Neighborhood project to support new opportunities for children living or attending schools in the Promise Zone.

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