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Education defines the meaning and purpose of Drew. In addition to improving our own lives and those of our families though education, we take seriously our obligation to share our knowledge with the broader community. Working with pre-schools, k-12 schools, after-school and extended day programs, adult learners and special needs populations, we seek to improve education for all. Ensuring that our youth have rich opportunities to learn and grow will ensure a hopeful future for the world they will lead. If you share the conviction that education is vital to addressing social problems and want to help bring its benefits to others, please get involved with Drew’s efforts to expand and strengthen educational opportunities.

How to Get Involved

Classes

Here are a few classes that may be of interest to you. For descriptions of these classes, and for others related to this issue, please see the course catalog at drew.edu/catalog.

  • ECON 250: Selected Topics in Economics: Financial Literacy
  • PSYCH 375: Community-Based Learning in Psychology: Understanding and Assessing Social and Emotional Development in Preschool-Aged Children
  • SOC 318H: Honors: Sociology of Education
  • THEA 386: Theatre in the Community: the Newark Collaboration
  • THEA 385: Applied Performance: Harassment and Consent

Clubs

DREW UNIVERSITY UNIFIED SPORTS

Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team and is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. The partnership is inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

Contact: To learn more and get involved, please email  bgaetano@drew.edu.

DREW UNIVERSITY CHEMISTRY SOCIETY (DUCS)

Assist the Orange Community School Initiative by supporting Rosa Parks Community School’s STEM and MATH nights.

VOLUNTEER RESOURCE CENTER (VRC)

Seeks to empower and aid the Drew community to volunteer on and off campus, to provide another dimension to the “Drew experience,” and to connect the benefits of service with a liberal arts education.

Contact: To learn more and get involved, please email stuactiv@drew.edu or call 973.408.3924.

Community Partners

MORRISTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE

Students provide volunteer support for preschool and afterschool programs, ESOL and the Pathways to Work Programs.

Contact: Visit www.cornerstonefamilyprograms.org or contact Jackie Looby at loobyj@neighborhood-house.org.

ORANGE COMMUNITY SCHOOL INITIATIVE

This initiative works with several organizations to improve the quality of life in Orange through collaborative efforts with the Rosa Parks and Oakwood Avenue School communities in Orange. Drew University is also involved in other community initiatives in Orange.

Contact: For Orange Community Schools: Nicole Lebron, Program Coordinator – lebronn@mail.montclair.edu or 973-655-3652

For other opportunities in Orange: Amy Sugerman, Assistant Director, Center for Civic Engagement: asugerma@drew.edu or 973-408-3069.

EPOCH

Educational Programs of Children Handicapped, better known as EPOCH, is a unique after-school program for developmentally disabled children in the Madison, NJ area.

Contact: Visit www.epochmadisonnj.com  or contact epochmadisonnj@gmail.com for more information.

ARC/MORRIS

The Leadership in Physical Fitness Program pairs Drew students with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for fitness classes.

Contact: Visit www.arcmorris.org or contact Marie Bizub-Jurewicz at 973.326.9750 x211.

UNITED WAY SUCCESS BY SIX

Success By 6® supports a “whole child” approach to education, focusing on both cognitive skills and the child’s social and emotional development.

Contact: Visit www.unitedwaynnj.org/ourwork/ed_successby6.php or contact JoAnn Quattro JoAnn.Quattro@UnitedWayNNJ.org.