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From left to right: Allen Riddick, Una Massenburg, Charlene Rice and Bo Solomon volunteering to clean the area near 52nd and Market streets on June 13.

In West Philadelphia, Drexel Staff and Programs Help with Cleanup and Commerce

When shops in West Philadelphia were damaged on May 31 in the aftermath of citywide social justice protests, Drexel professional staff tapped into their networks and connections to help with recovery.
Trucks preparing to mail out the New Student Admission Letters as the University was closing on March 20. Photo credit: Mary K. Catalfamo.

At Drexel, Community Comes Together as Dragons Stay Apart

While the COVID-19 pandemic runs its course, Drexel continues to innovate and promote research, scholarship and well-being.
The Drexel student voting rate from 2014 to 2018 surpassed the doubled national average by 4.4 percent, meaning that Drexel’s student voter turnout rate in 2018 was 43.5 percent.

3 Reasons Drexel Students Should Get Out and Vote on Nov. 5

If you’re not sure why it’s important to cast your ballot today in local elections, DrexelNow spoke with Lindy Center for Civic Engagement Executive Director Jennifer Johnson Kebea, EdD, who relayed some compelling reasons.
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Briefly Noted: Campus News From Winter 2019

This round-up contains news and updates for faculty and staff from the past term.
Drexel faculty and staff posed with members from community organizations at the Holiday Toy Drive's ceremony on Dec. 19.

Drexel Ends 2018 With Annual Holiday Charity Drives

Drexel University continued its holiday traditions of organizing charity drives to spread cheer to active military and community children.
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Philadelphia Fellowship on Inclusion and Equity Awarded to Renowned Urbanist Richard Florida

New collaborative initiative by Drexel, Jefferson and the Science Center fosters groundbreaking research on inclusion and equity in Philadelphia.

These Drexel Dragons volunteered at Share earlier this year.

How to Be More Civically Engaged This November and December

The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement has several opportunities for faculty and staff to give back to the community this holiday season.
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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.