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Members and partners in the SLAMS/Powel facility initiative break ground

Drexel and School District of Philadelphia Break Ground on Facility for K-8 Public Schools in West Philadelphia

Drexel University and The School District of Philadelphia held a ceremonial groundbreaking today for a building that will house two public schools in West Philadelphia. The School District of Philadelphia will lease the building from Drexel and the facility will house both the Samuel Powel Elementary School, currently at 36th Street and Powelton Avenue, and the Science Leadership Academy Middle School, which opened in 2016 at Drexel's Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships and recently moved into a space at 3600 Market Street.

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Drexel to Serve as an Official Host for Citywide B. PHL Innovation Fest

This month Drexel University will be one of 13 host venues for a new citywide celebration of creative thinking, called B. PHL Innovation Fest. The festival, which will be held from Oct. 15-17, is designed to highlight organizations, entrepreneurs and innovators throughout the region.
Wednesdays at the Kline are now hosted weekly at the Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy in Center City in order for members of the Philadelphia community to gather, listen and exchange ideas and perspectives regarding current events and issues.

Wednesdays at Kline Bring Civil Discourse to Drexel, Philadelphia Communities

Drexel University’s Pennoni Honors College and Thomas R. Kline School of Law have partnered to promote discussions of hot-button issues amongst diverse people and perspectives in Center City. 
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Philly Community Groups Face Significant Barriers to Creating Public Amenities Like Parklets and Pedestrian Plazas

Drexel University’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation today released Catalyzing Community Capacity: How Philadelphia Can Create Equitable Right-of-Way Stewardship, a report on how to improve the city’s current processes for communities to create parklets, pedestrian plazas and bike corrals.
Participants worked with Bitamie Lucia International School students as part of the civic engagement workshop that Drexel staff helped host in Cameroon.

Trip to Cameroon Builds on Drexel’s Mandela Washington Fellowship Ties

After first working in Cameroon as a Drexel student, Adam Zahn, associate director of global engagement and strategic initiatives in the Office of Global Engagement and Education Abroad, wrote about his recent visit to the African country to promote civic engagement opportunities.
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Heard Around Campus — August

This month’s installments offers information about the end of the 2018–2019 academic year and how employees can sign up for the Supervisory Certificate Program, Peer Ambassador Program and the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentorship program.
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Drexel and Lazarex Cancer Foundation Establish Program to Help Improve Health Outcomes for Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Drexel University is partnering with the Lazarex Cancer Foundation to establish Community IMPACT, a program that will focus on reducing cancer and improving health outcomes in Philadelphia, starting in West Philadelphia neighborhoods. The program involving the Dornsife School of Public Health, College of Nursing and Health Professions and the College of Medicine will combine public health qualitative and quantitative assessment and research methods with a grassroots engagement in communities that are often not invited to make their own decisions for health care.

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.