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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.
Drexel President John Fry speaks at Morton McMichael School.

How Drexel Won a $30M Grant for West Philadelphia Schools

The process to secure federal funding for education initiatives in the Promise Zone began five years ago with relationship building in the neighborhoods surrounding the University.

Drexel Plays Secret Santa to Active-Duty Military

Drexel’s Veterans Task Force concluded its Military Care Package Drive with a human chain and GoPro video of volunteers mailing holiday cheer to active-duty service military on Tuesday.
Drexel's toy drive delivered more than 5,000 toys.

Drexel's Holiday Toy Drive Delivers for Local Families

With a helping hand from members of the Drexel community, the annual effort provided more than 5,000 toys for local organizations to distribute to their communities.

McMichael Students holding up posters as a thank you for Promise Neighborhood grant

Drexel and Philadelphia Awarded Multi-Million, Multi-Year Promise Neighborhood Grant

Drexel University President John Fry, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Superintendent William Hite, PhD, community members and area elected officials gathered at Morton McMichael Elementary School on Dec. 21 to officially announce that the community surrounding Drexel in West Philadelphia has won the 2016 Promise Neighborhoods Program Implementation Grant Competition. Drexel was the lead applicant of the grant, on which the City of Philadelphia, The School District of Philadelphia and several other area groups and non-profits also partnered.

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. 

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.

Philadelphia

Drexel and Penn Join White House Smart Cities Initiative

Experts from Drexel University and The University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Urban Research will join others from cities around the country as participants in a White House initiative to make universities and their host municipalities partners in using technology to solve the challenges that face our nation’s growing urban areas.

PeaceTech Lab

Engineering Peace: Drexel Joins PeaceTech Lab in Global Mission to Use Technology for Resolving Conflicts

Drexel University engineering researchers and students are joining an international effort led by PeaceTech Lab, a non-profit entity launched by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), to prepare the next generation of humanitarian engineers. The PeaceTech Lab’s Young Engineers Program seeks to use the skills of talented young technologists in service of communities in conflict zones around the world who are seeking to create a sustainable peace. 
A community garden at Drexel's Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships in West Philadelphia

Drexel Research Team Connects Urban Design to Public Health

Faculty in design and public health at Drexel are working together with community-based projects in West Philadelphia. Their projects test the idea that aspects of natural systems can be woven into urban design to improve health.