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Changing Their Minds, and Their Lives: A Way Out of Poverty in Philadelphia

Soneyet Muhammad, director of workforce and economic inclusion in the Office of University and Community Partnerships, was quoted in a Sept. 12 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the MindSet program, run by the nonprofit Episcopal Community Services, that uses coaching to help participants think more clearly and work through a succession of discrete goals, so they can change their circumstances in lasting ways.

A Crisis for Urban Universities

Initiatives led by President John Fry to revive neighborhoods in West Philadelphia, during his tenure at the University of Pennsylvania and now at Drexel, were noted in an essay published in The Wall Street Journal on May 7.

As COVID-19 Deepens the Digital Divide, a Call to Move Beyond Simply Providing Access

Howard Pinder, assistant director of workforce and economic inclusion in the Office of University and Community Partnerships, authored an opinion piece published April 24 in Generocity about the digital divide becoming more stark amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. The piece was picked up by Technically Philly on April 27.

Drexel Teams Up with Family Ambassadors, Child Care Providers to Promote Learning 

Maria Walker, project director of Action for Early Learning in the Office of University and Community Partnerships, was interviewed in a Philadelphia Public School Notebook story published on April 2 about the Action for Early Learning initiative.


With $40M in Public and Private Money, a New Building Is Rising for Two West Philly Schools

The ceremonial groundbreaking held by Drexel and The School District of Philadelphia for a building that will house two public schools in West Philadelphia was covered Dec. 9 by The Philadelphia Inquirer, WPVI-TV (6-abc), WTXF-TV (FOX-29), KYW-TV (CBS-3), WCAU-TV (NBC-10), KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) and The Philadelphia Public School Notebook.

How Drexel's Public School Experiment Could Change West Philadelphia

Lucy Kerman, PhD, senior vice provost for University and Community Partnerships, was interviewed in a July 31 segment on WHYY.org's "The WHY" podcast about Drexel's plan to build a new public school building in West Philadelphia.

School District will pay Drexel $7M for a new school building in W. Phila.

Drexel was featured in a June 28 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the Philadelphia School District approving $7 million to help cover the costs of a new building to house the Powel Elementary School and Science Leadership Academy Middle School. The new school will be built on the former University City High School site following an agreement between Drexel and developer Wexford Science and Technology. WHYY also reported the story.

Drexel in Talks to Acquire Collection of Philadelphia History Museum, Closing the Building For Good

Rosalind Remer, PhD, vice provost and executive director of the Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships, was quoted in a Jan. 5 Philadelphia Inquirer story about plans for the University to assume management of the Philadelphia History Museum.

Events Across Philadelphia Prepare Kids to go Back to School

The back-to-school festivities and backpack giveaway hosted by the Action for Early Learning Initiative was included in Aug. 25 stories on WPVI-TV (6-abc), WCAU-TV (NBC-10), and KYW-TV (CBS-3). Maria Walker, project director for University and Community Partnerships, was interviewed in the 6-abc story. 

As Drexel Transforms University City, Nearby Communities Prepare for Gentrification

Drexel President John Fry and Lucy Kerman, PhD, senior vice provost for University and Community Partnerships, were quoted in a July 13 Plan Philly story about Schuylkill Yards and how its development will impact the surrounding neighborhoods. The story was picked up by the Phildelphia Business Journal and WHYY.

Drexel University Receives $2.6 Million for Early Childhood Initiative

Drexel was mentioned in an April 25 Philanthropy News Digest story on grants totaling $2.6 million from Vanguard and the William Penn Foundation in support of the University's West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning Initiative.

Locke in West Philly Becomes City's 12th Community School

Lucy Kerman, PhD, senior vice provost for University and Community Partnerships, was quoted in a Sept. 6 Philadelphia Public School Notebook story about Drexel supporting Alain Locke School as part of the Mayor’s Community Schools Initiative. Drexel will use funding from the Promise Neighborhood grant to fund community resources and services at Locke. A related story also ran on Newsworks.