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Civic Technology

Web Development for Civic Projects

Civic Technology

The mission of Civic Technology is to utilize our technical expertise to provide inclusive and innovative programs to the communities around Drexel University. Our programs focus on creating digital equity, providing small businesses and households with tools and assistance to help them succeed.

The ExCITe Center works closely with Drexel’s Office of University and Community Partnerships and community organizations such as Lancaster Avenue 21st Century Business Association, the Digital Literacy Alliance, the Technology Learning Collaborative, and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance.

Digital Navigators

The Drexel Digital Navigator program is designed to assist the local community around Drexel University with finding low cost Internet access and basic technical support. If you or a family member are struggling to find affordable Internet access or navigating wireless access on your phone, you can contact our Digital Navigator help desk for assistance. Leave us a message or email and we’ll respond to you within one business day. Visit the Digital Navigators page for more info.

Community Business Collaborative

The CBC unites Drexel students with local business owners to increase the web presence in West Philadelphia. Our students will gain invaluable web development experience while also enhancing their skills on teaching others how to utilize WordPress. The small business owners will gain a website that can display the spirit and personality of their business that will increase their visibility and develop a strong digital presence.

Non-Profit and Grant Assistance

The ExCITe Center utilizes our collective experience and expertise to provide support for non-profits and grants. We have assisted multiple partners on a variety of projects, providing services such as:

  • Technical Writing
  • Web Application Development
  • Project Management

Digital US

Our co-op students worked directly with Digital US to conduct interviews and draft case studies to support the national Digital Navigator effort.

  1. Digital Navigators: Adaptability Key in Design
  2. Digital Navigators: Trust Drives Impact
  3. Digital Navigators: Awareness of Services and Impact
  4. Tyson finds Return on Investment in Digital Inclusion

Trestle App

Trestle is a cloud application designed to improve transition outcomes for autistic youth (ages 13-21) in urban districts by engaging youth, their parents, teachers and clinicians in the iterative, collaborative and synchronized implementation of transition goals on their Individualized Education Program (IEP).


Pardon Me app

The ExCITe Center worked directly with both Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity and Code for Philly to create a web application to simplify the pardon application process for Philadelphians.

Code For Philly PLSE