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 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