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Samantha Rivera Joseph and her husband, Antoine Joseph, pose outside of the Sun Building.

Drexel Doctoral Student Sparks Action, Seeks Community Support to Save the Sun Building

This month and with more donations needed, Samantha Rivera Joseph, a PhD student in the Dornsife School of Public Health, hopes to buy the historic building in her Mt. Airy neighborhood and convert it into a community meeting space with crowdsourced funds.
The graduates of the Salesforce training program on a Zoom call with Drexel professional staff. Photo courtesy Soneyet Muhammad.

Drexel Connects Community Members to Training for Workforce Development

13 Philadelphians recently graduated from a technology training program for Salesforce, a customer relationship management service, through a partnership with the University’s Beachell Family Learning Center.
Associate Vice President of Accounts Payable & Procurement Julie Jones and Director of Supplier Inclusion Allen Riddick at the 2018 Women’s Business Enterprise Center (WBEC) Annual Awards Celebration, where Riddick (right) received the Shining Star award for his support of and commitment to supplier development initiatives. Photo courtesy Julie Jones (left).

Drexel Nationally Recognized for Socially Responsible Purchasing

The University received an award for its role in supporting and engaging with minority-owned businesses as an institution of higher education.
A group of LeBow College graduate students and B Smart facilitators Kevin Williams and alumnus Jabari Jones in 2019. Photo credit: Soneyet Muhammad.

B Smart Program Commits $25,000 to Support Small Businesses Owned by Women of Color

The program held at Drexel provided training and funding to local entrepreneurs, including the owners of a Black-owned childcare center and an Asian American and Pacific Islander-owned bakery.
A rendering of the Powel Elementary & Science Leadership Academy Middle School.

Q&A: PILOTs and SILOTs— What Is Drexel’s Responsibility?

Every year Drexel contributes a wide range of services and resources to the City of Philadelphia that benefit residents, public schools, the local economy and Drexel students’ own learning experience.
Jeffrey Jordan on his porch with his dog, Justice, surrounded by supplies to distribute to the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood. Photo courtesy Jeffrey Jordan.

Q&A: The Drexel Employee Using His Front Porch to Support the Community

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeffrey Jordan is volunteering his West Belmont home as the go-to spot where Drexel can supply civic leaders and volunteers with cleaning supplies, masks, toys, books and flyers to distribute to the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood.
(s)heroes art exhibit

Drexel's Pearlstein Gallery Commissions Three Murals Depicting Indigenous Female Leaders

In advance of Native American Heritage Month, Drexel University will present (S)Heroes Among Us, a public art event that will be streamed on the Twitch channel of Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery on Friday, Oct.18, 2020 at 1 p.m.  Three Philadelphia-area artists, Priscilla Bell, BUSTA and Leon Rainbow, will paint murals to the sounds of a deejay informed by native music at 3401 Filbert Street in the yard of the gallery.

 
spray ground Hunting Park neighborhood

Beating the Heat — Safely and Sustainably — During the Pandemic

When public pools and many cooling centers closed this summer due to COVID-19, Drexel University researchers teamed up with the William Penn foundation and members of the Hunting Park community to come up with strategies to safely and sustainably beat the heat. 
Drexel’s Office of University and Community Partnerships.

Fall 2020 Volunteer Opportunities for Drexel Dragons

Drexel’s Office of University and Community Partnerships shared ways for students, faculty and professional staff to get involved with the community through its programs and centers.
The Drexel Academic Tower site — a key part of the planned UCity Square — photographed earlier this month. Photo courtesy Wexford and Turner Construction.

President John Fry on the Future of Drexel, Philadelphia and Higher Education

Last week, the University’s leader answered questions about the University’s finances and response to changes in higher education, as well as its role in the local ecosystem going forward.
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.
kids on computer

ExCITe Center to Help Community Members Navigate Technology Access Challenges of Working and Learning From Home as Part of City's Digital Literacy Initiative

Drexel University’s Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center will join a network of organizations across the city to help ensure all Philadelphians have access to the devices and internet connections they need to learn and work remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic. With support from a Philadelphia Digital Literacy Alliance initiative, Drexel will be one of three partners to provide support on accessing low cost Internet options, connecting wireless devices, and providing computers to ensure access to internet service for community members in need.