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Five Little Known Facts: Lindy Center for Civic Engagement

The Lindy Center is the campus hub for students to explore avenues of civic engagement through coursework, direct service and more, but these misconceptions may be stopping Dragons from getting involved.

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Drexel President John Fry Discusses His ‘Civic Pathway’ in Community-Based Learning Class

Drexel President John Fry recently stopped by a classroom with student and community learners, as well as visiting Mandela Fellows, to discuss his views and efforts with civic engagement.
Drexel Admissions professional staff volunteering at Arts Sphere, Inc.

This Month, Use Your Civic Engagement Leave Benefit to Volunteer at Our Closet

In the month of August, the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement is offering several opportunities for benefit-eligible employees to donate to or volunteer at several local community organizations.
Malcom Jenkins interacting with students at Young Dragons camp in 2016.

Malcolm Jenkins Foundation Expands Partnership with Drexel for Young Dragons Summer STEAM Camp

The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation is expanding its partnership with Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center and Lindy Center for Civic Engagement  to offer a summer camp for local students to learn, experiment and experience the interplay between science, technology, engineering, arts, athletics and mathematics (STEAM).

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Drexel Joins Philadelphia's Weeklong Celebration of Science

Students, faculty and staff from around the University will be participating in the Philadelphia Science Festival starting this weekend. The annual celebration of science is a week full of fun and learning for all ages, culminating with a carnival on the Ben Franklin Parkway on Saturday, April 28.
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Vanguard and William Penn Foundation Award $2.6 Million in Grants to Drexel’s Early Learning Initiative

Two grants totaling $2.6 million will help support Drexel University’s efforts to improve early childhood education in West Philadelphia. They are the first significant grants to benefit early education in the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood. The grants will support Drexel’s West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning Initiative during the next three years.
Drexel President John Fry at the University City District 20th anniversary celebration / Photo by Lora Reehling Photography

As President Fry Looks Back on University City’s Advances, the Future Beckons

John Fry was the keynote speaker at the University City District’s 20th anniversary celebration Thursday, reflecting fondly on all the organization has accomplished and sharing his excitement for all that will come next.
Community members gather for a barbecue outside the United Bank building.

Lindy Institute’s New Project Aims to Connect the Community Through Art

LoLa 38 will fill soon-to-be-developed spaces in West Philadelphia with community-oriented art installations and events throughout the spring and summer, strengthening Drexel’s relationship with its neighbors.
Aja Sor speaks at a press conference announcing a $1.2 million grant for the DragonsTeach Middle Years program.

DragonsTeach Middle Years Opens Doors for Philly and Drexel Students Alike

With the help of a $1.2 million grant, the School of Education is rolling out a new program designed to meet Philadelphia’s need for middle school teachers by giving Drexel students a teaching certificate alongside their degree of choice.
Drexel's Academic Opportunities Fair.

Academic Opportunities Fair Lets Students Explore Their Options

Hundreds of Drexel students took the chance to learn about the programs, resources and experiences available to them throughout their time on campus during an event Feb. 22 in Behrakis Grand Hall.

Students participate in a demonstration during last year's Philly Materials Day.

At Philly Materials Day, Drexel Aims to Inspire

The seventh annual event, set for Feb. 4 in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center, will offer visitors hands-on demonstrations and workshops to stimulate curiosity about materials science and engineering.
The Morton McMichael School in West Philadelphia

On MLK Day, McMichael School Gets a Makeover With a Drexel Assist

More than 200 volunteers showed up for a day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to clean and paint the school. The volunteers included Drexel students, staff and faculty, as well as Mantua community members and McMichael families.