Skip Navigation Skip to Footer

Out of School

dr hite literacy


The summer season is usually a time to kick back and relax, but not at Drexel where the School of Education was as busy as ever! Students, faculty, and staff ran several educational camps, campus workshops, and participated in community days in the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood. Drexel's Summer Literacy Camp, a four week free camp, provided extra reading and writing support for 22 students in the Promise Neighborhood entering grades 3-5. The camp had special authors and guest readers stop by. Pictured is Chief Education Officer for the Mayor's Office of Education, Otis Hackney, reading to the children. 

Examples of Funded Programs

Supporting students and Promise Neighborhood Schools to create an environment that promotes academic echievement and college and career exposure through high quality after school and summer programs.

Alain Locke School (*Funding made possible by Promise Neighborhood Community School Designation)

West Philadelphia High School

Science Leadership Academy Middle School (*PN partial funding)

Martha Washington, Alain Locke, Belmont Charter

Morton McMichael (*PN partial funding)

ACE Program

Martha Washington

Dornsife Center After School Programming

Families come together at the Dornsife Center for engaging STEAM activities, community-focused programs from the city’s cultural institutions, and the monthly community dinner.

  • Black Girls STEAMING through Dance (Partially funded by PN)

Drexel School of Education Summer Camps Include:

Did You Know...


Fab Youth Philly, funded by Promise Neighborhood, established and facilitates a professional learning community (PLC) for out-of-school time professionals from organizations throughout the Promise Neighborhood. Learn More...