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Dragons at the Dec. 18 Philadelphia Distribution Day event, in which turkeys were shared with local community organizations.

Alumni Turkey Project Expands to Address Food Insecurity

In the project's 48th year, alumni had more opportunities than ever to make an impact through philanthropy, volunteer service, and dialogue around this issue.
The stage at Mandell Theater with close to 200 bags filled with toys to give to community organizations at a Dec. 13 event for the Office of Government and Community Relations' 25th Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Photo credit: Kelly & Massa Photography.

Drexel Helps Make the Holiday Season a Little Brighter Through Charity Drives

The University’s annual Military Care Package Drive and Holiday Toy Drive returned to in-person programming this year for Dragons to donate and organize gifts to send to military stationed overseas and children right here in Philadelphia.
A protest sign reads "Fight today for a better tomorrow."

Let’s Start Crafting Environmental Policy Through an Anti-Racist Lens

Pursuing equity and sustainability together requires a dramatic shift in thinking, Drexel’s Gwen Ottinger and Jennifer Britton wrote in this “Rebuilding Philly” essay.
Over 5,000 toys were donated and placed into red bags for community members to pick up from Drexel on Dec. 18 and distribute to children.

25th Annual Holiday Toy Drive Launches

Toy donations are being accepted now for Drexel’s Office of Government and Community Relations’ event, which will be in-person this year. Volunteers are needed to bag donated toys on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9.
Bearded Ladies Cabaret is one of the organizations which received the 2021 Art Works grant, and which Drexel co-op students could have the opportunity to work with starting next year.

New Grant Program to Support Paid Nonprofit Co-op Opportunities for Dragons

Forman Arts Initiative and Philadelphia Foundation have launched Arts Works, a $3 million grant program for local community-based organizations and emerging artists, with additional funds to support co-op positions at recipient organizations starting next year.
But We Keep Going, the Paul Robeson High School senior portrait series, was celebrated on the evening of June 17 with a projection event on Drexel's University City campus produced by Welsh, Writers Room Assistant Director Patrice Worthy, Pearlstein Gallery Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator Leah Appleton, and Greenhouse Media.

Drexel Writers Room Collaboration Shines 7-Story Spotlight on Local High School Graduates

As part of its TRIPOD initiative, the university-community literary arts program Writers Room helped celebrate and share stories of the Paul Robeson High School senior class and their resiliency during the pandemic — culminating in the projection of the students’ portraits on the side of the University City Campus’ Nesbitt Hall on the evening of June 17.

 

Sheena Coleman, 40, of Powelton Village, received her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a walk-up clinic at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships on May 27.

Dragons Unite to Bring Vaccines, Resources to the Surrounding West Philadelphia Community

Drexel University faculty, staff, students and community partners, along with Sunray Pharmacy, have come together to put on weekly COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships in Powelton Village.

 

 

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.