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Community Based Learning Courses

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Drexel Community Scholars

Drexel Community Scholars (DCS) is a unique public service and leadership program open to students who desire to serve as a liaison to community partners. DCS enhance their academic learning, develop creative and critical thinking in structured reflections, and gain the skills to be active and responsible citizens in their local communities.


CIVC 101

The First-Year Civic Engagement Course (CIVC 101) is designed to help students develop skills as active participants in a pluralistic, democratic society through direct service, education, and reflection opportunities.


Lindy Scholars Program

Through the generosity of Philip B. Lindy, Drexel University has established the Lindy Scholars Program to provide aims to level the playing field in public education by increasing academic achievement and expanding the social horizons for middle school students living in Drexel's west Philadelphia vicinity.

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Lindy Center Back 2 School Supply Drive

This year, the Back 2 School Supply Drive will support local students involved in the Lindy Scholars Middle School Program and the West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning (AFEL). The Lindy Scholars Program, managed by the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, is a middle-school mentoring and tutoring program working with two local schools, Alain Locke and Martha Washington.  Action for Early Learning is a Drexel-led collaboration of local community and education agencies working to improve the quality of early childhood education for children (childcare through third grade) and provides education support for families in Mantua.

We invite all Drexel staff, faculty, students, alumni, and community members to contribute by donating school supplies.  School supplies can be purchased directly from Amazon by visiting our wish list at


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