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Goodwill bins are on campus for the annual donation drive.

Goodwill Donation Drive Aims to Deliver Education and Employment

The annual Goodwill drive taking place across Drexel’s campus through Aug. 14 is focused on raising money to help West Philadelphia residents break down barriers to employment. 
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Study: Empowerment is Key to Better Performing Hospital Employees

For many patients, what helps make their hospital stay a much better experience is the help of a good health care provider at their bedside. But what helps these providers perform better? A recent study showed that feeling empowered goes a long way in dynamic settings like those of hospitals and empowerment can be promoted by creating an environment that encourages proactive behaviors directed toward prioritizing patient care.

The 2016 National Autism Indicators Report: Vocational Rehabilitation logo.

Drexel’s National Autism Indicators Report: More Than Half Leave Vocational Rehabilitation with Jobs, But Most Earn Wages Below Poverty Line

In the second edition of the annual A.J. Drexel Autism Institute’s annual National Autism Indicators Report series, researchers looked at Vocational Rehabilitation, a federally-funded employment program, administered by each state, for people with disabilities. They found that adults with autism are increasingly applying for services, but most are getting jobs that pay well below the poverty line.
Nearly 43,000 young people in Philadelphia are disconnected or disengaged from the work force.

One in Four Young Adults in Philadelphia Are “Disconnected” from Both Work and School

One in four people in Philadelphia between the ages of 18 and 24 are “disconnected” from the labor market – out of school and out of work – according to a new study from Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy. Nationally, only 17.7 percent of the age group were disconnected. The report, released this month, was conducted by Paul Harrington, PhD, director of Drexel’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy, and Neeta Fogg, PhD, a labor economist in the Center

The teen summer job outlook of 2015 is expected to be a slight improvement over the previous five summers.

Teen Summer Jobs Growing Slowly According to New Drexel Report

Summer employment opportunities for teenagers is stagnant despite the nation's job growth, as revealed in a new study from Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy.

A new Drexel study found that only one in 10 young Black males in Philadelphia had a job in 2012-2013, among the lowest of all big cities in the nation.

Philadelphia Teens Are Left Behind in Jobs Recovery

A new study from Drexel University’s Center for Labor Markets and Policy found that, despite the nation’s job growth, the fraction of teens at work has barely budged, with urban teens faring the worst.
What happened to young adults with autism between high school and their early 20s? 36% attended any postsecondary education. 19% lived independently. 58% had a job for pay. 74% received any services.

Report: 1 in 3 Young Adults with Autism Disconnected from Work and School

Autism doesn't end at adulthood — yet most public awareness, public policy and research on autism focus on children. A new national report from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute answers questions about the experiences and outcomes of young adults on the spectrum.
Chart shows increased odds of poor health outcomes for young children living in families whose SNAP benefits (food stamps) were reduced or lost due to increased earned income, compared to families receiving consistent benefits

Report Shows Challenges for Families in Transition Off Public Benefits

A "cliff effect"—families losing benefits in the transition out of poverty—is the focus of a new policy report released today by Drexel’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Children’s HealthWatch based on data collected in Philadelphia from 2005 through 2013.
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A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Receives $3.6 Million Gift to Launch Life Course Outcomes Research Initiatives

The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute has received a grant of $3.6 million to launch four major initiatives of its Life Course Outcomes research program, focused on understanding and improving quality of life issues for people on the autism spectrum at all ages.
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Drexel Buys University City High School Site With Partner Firm

Drexel University City Development, LLC, the joint venture between Drexel and Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, officially closed June 16 on the purchase of a 14-acre site from the School District of Philadelphia that formerly housed the University City High School, the Charles Drew Elementary School and The Walnut Center.

Anna Petrone

Co-op Profile: Anna Petrone

During a time when many college students are struggling to find jobs after graduation, Drexel’s co-op program has allowed students like Anna Petrone to get ahead of the game.