Program Application - Lindy Center for Civic Engagement

Please take the time review the brief position descriptions of the Lindy Center's student leader positions prior to applying for any of them:


Drexel Community Scholars (DCS)

Drexel Community Scholars are active, social justice oriented students whom serve as a bridge between Drexel and our local community partners. They receive training and support through the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement in order to recruit volunteers, facilitate reflections, support and co-create programming with their community partners, enact a need-based approach through active listen and open dialogue with their community partners, and learn to be critical and engaged with the various social issues in our world by taking action and intentionally reflecting upon their actions. DCS emphasize the importance of being present with the local community by building meaningful relationships.

Specific questions - please contact Ryan O'Connor at rjo45@drexel.edu

Drexel Community Scholar (DCS) for Global Citizenship (this position is specifically for International Students to apply)

The Drexel Community Scholar (DCS) for Global Citizenship works with the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement and the Office of International Programs (OIP) to develop and facilitate meaningful and educational service opportunities for diverse groups of domestic and international students each month. The DCS will report to Adam Zahn in the Office of International Programs and Ryan O’Connor in the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement. The DCS for Global Citizenship will be responsible for the following:

• Identify a monthly service opportunity suitable for diverse groups of ~10 domestic and international students by working with the Lindy Center.
• Select and confirm dates and times for monthly service opportunities by coordinating directly with the service site and/or program leader.
• Recruit a diverse group (~10) of domestic and international Drexel students to serve each month.
• Directly participate in the monthly service opportunity.
• Immediately following the monthly service opportunities, facilitate a post-service reflection.
• Attend and recruit students for at least 3 events per year sponsored by the Office of International Programs.
• Meet with Adam Zahn on a monthly basis.

Specific questions - please contact Adam Zahn at alz26@drexel.edu or Ryan O'Connor at rjo45@drexel.edu

Lindy Scholar Advisors

The Lindy Scholars Program matches 6th-8th grade West Philadelphia students in Alain Locke, Martha Washington, and Morton McMichael Elementary Schools with Drexel mentors (Lindy Scholar Advisors). The Lindy Scholar Advisors commit to going to the schools twice a week, after-school, in order to facilitate academic enrichment programs and serve as mentors. No previous experience is required with middle school students and Advisors will be trained on specific skills to serve more effectively. Advisors can choose a Monday and Wednesday rotation or a Tuesday and Thursday rotation. The time commitment is from 3pm - 5pm.

Specific questions - please contact Shane Nelson at sdn27@drexel.edu


America Reads, America Counts Tutor

Tutors sign up to commit to 2 hours each week to work one-on-one or in small groups with K-2 graders, specifically with literary and math in Samuel Powel School. Powel is located on 36th and Powelton Ave, just walking distance from Drexel's campus in the Mantua neighborhood. Tutors are trained on how to implement effective literacy and math tools in order to improve the students literacy and math levels while also serving in an important mentoring role.

Specific questions - please contact Sarah Andersen at sha33@drexel.edu


CIVC 101 Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistants (TAs) will assist a CIVC 101 instructor with preparing materials for class once a week, sharing presentations about service, organizing the process of students signing up for their service placements, and managing any logistics that pertain to the students' service sites. TAs are trained specifically to be able to effectively carry out these tasks. CIVC 101 classes are once a week for 50 minutes; however, TAs are expected to dedicate time out of the classroom to ensure that everything is organized for each class according to clear expectations set between the CIVC 101 Instructor and the TA.

Specific questions - contact Will Harrison at wph32@drexel.edu