Kids and Families
Families come together to the Dornsife Center for engaging STEAM activities, community-focused programs from the city’s cultural institutions, and the monthly community dinner.
ACTION FOR EARLY LEARNING
Part of the University & Community Partnerships team with the Dornsife Center, the West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning initiative aims to improve the early literacy of neighborhood children, and to support families and caregivers with early education. AFEL hosts periodic family read-along programs at the Dornsife Center to celebrate the importance of reading.
Some of Philadelphia’s most notable cultural institutions bring their engaging, interactive, all-ages programming right to the neighborhood, and invite participants to visit their locations around the city.
EXPLORING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
We want every kid in the neighborhood to have a shot at a rewarding career. Drexel's scientists, engineers, and artists offer programs that invite kids to learn more about the world of science and technology. These programs focus on hands-on experiences that foster creativity and imagination.
ARTS PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES
Drexel's Department of Performing Arts offers free dance classes and music lessons to neighborhood children. Adults can take advantage of the dance fitness classes.
MONTHLY COMMUNITY DINNER
Everybody is welcome to this family-friendly, free monthly dinner that features a great meal, a showcase of local artists, and a book exchange.
We partner with Drexel Alumni Association and the Mantua Civic Association for a winter holiday turkey giveaway, and we support the Mantua Community Improvement Committee's holiday gift program for neighborhood children. Our annual Easter event, organized with several community partners, is a fun day featuring an egg hunt and seasonal crafts activities.