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Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

Leveraging a strategic opportunity leads to increased community engagement

Ribbon Cutting Dornsife
"Dana and David Dornsife, Drexel President John Fry, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Lucy Kerman, senior vice provost for University and Community Partnerships, members of the Lindy family and the community mark the opening of the Dornsife Center with a ribbon-cutting.

Since the Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships opened its doors to the Powelton and Mantua communities in 2014, it has become a hub of civic engagement and outreach through thoughtful partnerships with community members, local nonprofits and service organizations, and a host of others. When the opportunity arose to expand the Center’s reach in 2018 through the purchase of the West Philadelphia Community Center, Drexel, in partnership with Dornsife Center lead benefactors Dana ’83 and David Dornsife, jumped at the chance.

Read more about the impact of this investment in Drexel’s neighboring communities.

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