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Community Forum: The Drexel Model for Community Engagement

Community Forum: The Drexel Model for Community Engagement

Tue, October 23, 2018

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

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Reading Hospital School Of Health Sciences Auditorium

Tower Health System

1025 Old Wyomissing Road

Reading, PA 19611

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Drexel’s ambition is become “The Most Civically Engaged University in America.” Learn how Drexel has been engaged in the community. What does its strategy to “buy, hire and build locally” really mean?Understand the value the University receives from this engagement. How did it determine which projects to undertake? And, importantly, how does it measure success.

John Fry has led community revitalization efforts at Franklin and Marshall College, where he previously served as President, and at the University of Pennsylvania. As President of Drexel, he is using the university’s resources in creative ways to improve the community.

Lucy Kerman is the senior vice provost for University and Community Partnerships, where she is responsible for Drexel’s neighborhood initiatives and civic engagement strategies, including its investments in housing, education, community health and economic develoment. She also worked at Penn, where she helped coordinate the university’s West Philadelphia Initiatives.

This forum is also an opportunity to learn about Drexel’s new partnership with Tower Health from Drexel’s vantage point and what it might mean for our region.