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All News tagged "Civic Engagement"

Photo of Fresh Food Hub on Lancaster

Drexel and Partners Bring Fresh Produce to West Philadelphia Community

Recently the Fresh Food Hub, a non-profit food truck that serves low-income customers with produce to promote healthy eating, made its debut in West Philadelphia. Beginning as a pushcart market that appeared only once a week, the truck has expanded to provide a wide variety of produce and grocery items to the West Philadelphia community.

Urban garden designed by Drexel students

Drexel Students Design Urban Garden for West Philly Seniors

An urban garden, called the “Healthy Outdoor Garden Oasis,” created by students from Drexel University and sponsored by the Drexel University Office  for Community Initiatives, is now open at the Mantua Presbyterian Apartments, a HUD Section 202 senior housing community of Presby’s Inspired Life.

Three Medical Students Selected as 2012 Schweitzer Fellows

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship recently selected three Drexel University College of Medicine students as Greater Philadelphia Schweitzer Fellows for 2012-13. Phoebe Dacha, Alicia Howard, and Ashley Stephens will join approximately 240 other Schweitzer Fellows from across the country in conceptualizing and carrying out service projects that address the unmet health needs of underserved individuals and communities.

Drexel to Conduct Health Screenings at City Council President Veterans Fair

Faculty and students from the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University will offer comprehensive health screenings at the Philadelphia City Council Veterans Resource Fair on Monday, May 21.
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More than 170 Children Participate in Inspire a Child to Dream Day at Drexel

Drexel held its annual Inspire a Child to Dream Day on the University City Main Campus on April 26.

Students from Germantown High School display their stained glass windows

Stained glass windows by GHS students on display at Drexel

Fourteen colorful stained glass windows created by students from Germantown High School are currently on display as part of an exhibition entitled the “Hand-Eye Collaboration” at Drexel University’s James E. Marks Intercultural Center (33rd and Chestnut Streets). The exhibit symbolizes the power of art to bring together people of all races, religions, ages and backgrounds. It is free and open to the public, and will be on display through June 4.

Photo of Peggy and Richard Greenawalt

Drexel and Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia Partner

Drexel University and Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia announced a new partnership to support summer educational programming for low-income students from Philadelphia public schools who are transitioning to high school. In recognition of support from Drexel, the Breakthrough high school program has been renamed The Peggy and Richard Greenawalt Program, in honor of Drexel Board of Trustees Chairman Richard A. Greenawalt, and his wife, Peggy, a founding board member of Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia.
Briana and Damon

Meet Briana and Damon

Voiced by Philadelphia teens, Briana and Damon are a pair of digitally animated street-smart characters with a Facebook page aimed at reducing urban youth violence.

Drexel Leads Charge for Digital Inclusion at Philly Tech Week

Drexel University will take part in Philly Tech Week’s annual celebration of innovation and technology from April 23-28. The week of events, exhibitions, panels and celebrations brings technologists, entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, educators, and enthusiasts together for a week of tech-related exhibits, demonstrations, discussions and gatherings throughout the city.

weServe Two Dollars a Day Challenge

Surviving on Two Dollars a Day

Twelve members of Drexel's weServe program spent threlast week surviving on two dollars a day to raise awareness of poverty on a local and global level.

Keyspots Internet Fast

Drexel Program Tackles Digital Divide in Philadelphia

An Internet “fast” took place last weekend to increase awareness of Philadelphia's lack of digital literacy and access.

Greemfield School - PSF - courtesy of Jeff Fusco

Drexel University at Philadelphia Science Festival

Drexel University will play a big role in the celebration of science at the annual Philadelphia Science Festival. The festival, which runs from April 20-29, brings scientists and science enthusiasts together for a week of science-related exhibits, demonstrations and gatherings throughout the city. Drexel students, faculty and professional staff will take part in events each day during the festival. Click "read more" for a full schedule of all Drexel-related activities during the week.