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Monday, October 21 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Community Experience: Drexel University: The Dornsife Center: From Idea to National Model for Local Partnerships

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The Dornsife Center: From Idea to National Model for Local Partnerships

Hosted by Drexel University

Now celebrating its 5th year, the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships is the physical manifestation of President John Fry’s mission for Drexel University to be the most civically engage collegiate institution in the country. The center sits directly between the two neighborhoods closest to the university, Mantua and Powelton Village, and seeks to engage the University with community residents in creative collaboration to address matters of shared importance. A recently-purchased 50,000+ square-foot building, which has been a community anchor for the last 30+ years, will now be an extension of the Dornsife Center. Our team has engaged the local neighborhoods in a nine-month conversation to understand their vision for the space, and we are excited about the possibilities.

Participants will learn the history of how the Dornsife Center came to be and what the challenges have been along the way. We will reflect on the business model that allows the team to take community and university interest from ideas to engaging programs and events. With the Dornsife Center team, the Dornsife Community Advisory Council, engaged university faculty, and students, participants will discuss what an ambitious project looks like on the ground.

Monday October 21, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Millennium Foyer