Lindy Scholars Program at Drexel University
Through the generosity of Philip B. Lindy, Drexel University has established the Philip B. Lindy lnner-City Public School Program at Drexel University (“Lindy Scholars Program”) to provide aims to level the playing field in public education by increasing academic achievement and expanding the social horizons for middle school students living in Drexel's west Philadelphia vicinity. The program encourages children and families to share in, and benefit from, the University's vast educational, technological, and cultural resources.
The Lindy Scholars Program is a collaborative effort between The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement and The School of Education. The Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, a division of the Office of the Provost, is responsible for managing the program.The overall goal of the Lindy Scholars Program is to provide mathematics, writing, and literacy enhancement programs along with other related services to selected students in grades 6-8 enrolled in Alain Locke, Martha Washington, and Morton McMichael Elementary Schools. Drexel staff, faculty, and student volunteers work closely with school administrators, community leaders, students, and parents to help identify needs and then provide services on campus and within the community that are expected to make measurable positive improvements in academic performance and retention.