This pilot program, a year-long project with 18 writers-in-residence, was supported by Canon Solutions America. Throughout 2017-2018, using writing + photography, six groups of Drexel undergrads, high school seniors, and older neighborhood residents worked in triads to tell stories about their lives and their neighborhoods. Their work demonstrates a desire for collaborative opportunities in our joint communities. Read more about their remarkable experience here.
We’re continuing our partnership with Canon Solutions America for a second year of TRIPOD during the 2018-2019 academic year. We have 24 writers-in-residence—six groups of Drexel undergrads, seniors from Paul Robeson High School, and students from YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, with our older neighborhood residents serving as mentors for each trio.