The summer programs at the Dornsife Center have kicked off to a great start! They are offering a wide range of programs this season from youth summer camps, nutrition and cooking workshops, gardening and harvesting days to career workshops and certification trainings. At the nutrition and cooking workshops and demonstrations, representatives from Drexel University’s Eat.Right.Philly program host interactive cooking workshops every other Thursday evening that focus on how to make cultural and delicious meals healthier, easier to prepare, and more affordable. Fresh produce from the Dornsife Center Community Garden (pictured) is sometimes used in the demonstrations and given to the residents participating in the classes. Every other Saturday, community members can attend the Dornsife Center Community Garden days and learn different gardening tips and tricks, help with garden maintenance, and take home bags of fresh vegetables.

At the career workshops, in the Beachell Family Learning Center, they promote Career Services and provide group-based workshops on fundamental job readiness skills. Topics vary from resume writing, online professional networking, to cover letters. Special guests include West Philadelphia Skills Initiative , Philadelphia Youth Network and Career Link who provide information sessions for their employment or training opportunities. All of the summer programs allow community members to explore a wide range of opportunities and resources available at the Dornsife Center.