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Sesame Street in Communities

Drexel University

Drexel University is a premier urban university and major economic engine in West Philadelphia and understands that its future is inextricably linked to that of its surrounding neighborhoods. Drexel’s Department of University and Community Partnerships is focused on finding solutions to broad-based urban issues and applying them to improve quality of life and developing opportunity for residents. Drexel’s community investment strategy includes a cradle to career education pipeline that starts at birth. Action for Early Learning (AFEL) established a collaborative focus on providing more equitable access to high quality childcare, increasing resident awareness of high-quality early learning opportunities, and preparing children for Kindergarten and lifelong learning.