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Zora Neale Hurston in 1936, the year she published "Their Eyes Were Watching God."

Drexel’s Writers Room Kicks Off ‘NEA Big Read’ With Drummers, Dance and a Poetry Slam

Having received an “NEA Big Read” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Drexel’s Writers Room will honor novelist Zora Neale Hurston.
Writers Room participant Jordan McCullough reads to a crowd at last year's Writers Room anthology reading. Photo courtesy Jen Britton.

Writers Room Celebrates its Second Year With a Special Reading, Anthology Release and Art Show

Writers Room has created many opportunities for members of the Drexel and West Philadelphia communities to create works of art and literature since its launch last year.
A group of Drexel students listening to a piece written in Writers Room being read. Courtesy of Rachel Wenrick.

Words to Live By: Drexel’s Writers Room Hosting Festival in Celebration of ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’

With a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read program, Drexel’s Writers Room will host seven weeks of programming to bring local communities together to explore themes from the acclaimed novel and its author’s life.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — April 2016

April is a month of recognition. Lucy Kerman, PhD, was promoted to senior vice provost for university and community partnerships and all Drexel authors will have their day in the spotlight at the fourth annual Celebrating Drexel Authors event.
Brain Awareness Week is March 14-18

Know Where Your Mind is During Brain Awareness Week

The Drexel Department of Psychology is hosting multiple student- and community-oriented events during Brain Awareness Week, March 14-18, with the goal to educate community members about current trends in scientific research as it relates to brain health across the lifespan and, more generally, to raise awareness about healthy brain habits.

Exterior of the Dornsife Center

New Public School to Open in West Philadelphia with Support of $1.8 Million Philadelphia School Partnership Grant

The School District of Philadelphia, Drexel University and Inquiry Schools announced that Science Leadership Academy Middle School (SLA-MS) plans to open to fifth grade students in Fall 2016 in a temporary location at Drexel’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. 

UConnect will train members of the Drexel community to act as navigators, helping local residents get connected with a range of services and opportunities.

Drexel’s New UConnect Initiative Connects West Philadelphia Residents with Essential Social Services

A new initiative from Drexel University’s Lindy Center for Civic Engagement and the College of Arts and Sciences will address this issue through a service called UConnect, which will train members of the Drexel community to act as navigators, helping local residents get connected with a range of services and opportunities.

The Dornsife Center hosts free monthly dinners for the comminity. Photo credit Brian Michael Kinney.

Drexel Culinary Students Team Up with the Curtis Institute of Music to Offer International Evening of Music and Food

Two of the most anticipated heralds of the holiday season – music and food – will come together at a special community dinner at the Drexel University’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships (35th and Spring Garden Streets) on Tuesday, Dec.1 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The internationally-themed dinner will include food stations featuring Chinese, Russian and Spanish cuisine prepared by culinary students from Drexel’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, complemented by music from those regions performed by students from the Curtis Institute of Music. One of the Dornsife Center’s monthly community dinners, this event will be free and open to residents of Mantua and Powelton and members of the Drexel community.

Cicely Peterson-Magnum

Drexel's Dornsife Center Appoints First Executive Director

Drexel University has appointed Cicely Peterson-Mangum, a long-time community development leader, as the executive director for its Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.

Myna Whitney working with a patient in her job as a medical assistant in the Drexel College of Medicine.

Drexel's Focus on Hiring in its Neighborhoods

Through local hires and community outreach, Drexel is dedicated to helping its neighborhoods prosper while recruiting an inclusive workforce.
Rachel Wenrick, associate director of the University Writing Program: Strategic Initiatives, during an anthology release event at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships.

Employee Spotlight: Rachel Wenrick

Since 2007, the College of Arts and Sciences' Rachel Wenrick has been a champion of the written word at Drexel and her latest effort promotes writing in Drexel's surrounding neighborhoods.
Valerie Ifill, of the Drexel dance program, teaching young community members at the Dornsife Center. Photo by Jennifer Britton.

The Anti-Parachuters: Dornsife Center Bonding With Drexel’s Neighbors

A little more than a year after it officially opened, Drexel’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships is actively providing wanted, useful programming for the University’s neighboring communities.