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We connect students with educational, service, leadership, and relationship-building opportunities so they can be agents of social change in their local and global communities.
We support faculty and students leading Community-Based and Engaged Learning experiences—infusing this pedagogy into academics to make students more informed, engaged, and reflective about social issues.
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Thursday, October 5, 2023
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2:00 PM-4:00 PM
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Gracey recently finished up as a Workforce Development Assistant with the Drexel AmeriCorps Nonprofit Coop program. In her Coop, she aided two communities within the Philadelphia area. She feels the experience gave her more confidence to speak up about things that make her uncomfortable - which not only makes the professional environment better but also creates more trusting relationships for civic engagement. In addition to the Coop role, she volunteered at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships and the Barnes Foundation. Gracey says, "We always talk about the change we want to see in our communities and being the ones to make that difference. But if you go about inciting change based only on what you have learned and read without getting out into those neighborhoods on a smaller scale, I feel that you may cause harm unintentionally which could set back the long-term goal of change."