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Since 2013, Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics has brought students and local professionals from diverse backgrounds together for a premiere hackathon focused on solving real-world problems.

Hacking For Good: Philly Codefest Unites Techies to Compete With Social Good Projects

Since 2013, Drexel University’s College of Computing & Informatics has brought students and local professionals from diverse backgrounds together for a premiere hackathon focused on solving real-world problems. This year, Philly Codefest sets its sights on ending economic inequality.
Drexel’s Vice President for Cooperative Education and Career Development Ian Sladen, at the podium, addressed local high school students and shared the stage with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro; Superintendent for the School District of Philadelphia William R. Hite, Jr., EdD; and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.

Drexel University Kicks off Career Week With the Pennsylvania Attorney General and School District of Philadelphia

On March 25, the University hosted over 200 Philadelphia high school students for the first-ever Career Week hosted by the Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and The School District of Philadelphia.
A cohort of students taking part in Alternative Spring Break at Drexel University.

Drexel Spring Break: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Decide to stick around campus this spring break? There are plenty of local events to take part in during this reprieve from classes, and next year, look toward these Drexel-supported programs to travel, learn and grow!

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.
Drexel alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends helped distribute the turkeys and side dishes on the Univesity City Campus on Dec. 13.

Drexel Celebrates 45 Years of Annual Turkey Project

Since 1973, Drexel Alumni has organized charitable donations of holiday turkeys to gift to local families. And the organization is still continuing, and innovating, this longstanding tradition.
A group of students, teachers and family members pose for pictures at the Dec. 8 event at Drexel's ExCITe Center.

West Philadelphia Kids Become Philly Scientists With Drexel Biodiversity Project

A project led by the School of Education helped children from schools in Mantua, Powelton and West Philadelphia learn more about the biodiversity of their neighborhoods.
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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.
Students preparing for teaching in ESTM 201.

STEM Majors: Take This Course and Find Out if Teaching Could be in Your Future

“ESTM 201” — also known as “Step 1” of Drexel University’s DragonsTeach program — gives STEM majors instruction and experience teaching in the Philadelphia School District.



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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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Employee Spotlight: Drexel Musical Chairs Edition

Several leadership positions have been filled by Dragons that were already part of the Drexel community.
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PECO and the Exelon Foundation Renew Commitment to Successful West Philadelphia Education Partnership

PECO and the Exelon Foundation awarded a $300,000 grant to the Drexel Exelon Foundation/PECO Community Education Collaborative – a program that supports and enhances the work of the School District of Philadelphia at the Morton McMichael and Samuel Powel elementary schools in West Philadelphia. The purpose of the program is to improve educational outcomes for local students with a particular focus on STEM education.