Future Search


Drexel University has enlisted the help of the Future Search Network to develop a shared vision for the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. Future Search is a deliberative, participatory process for convening all of the Center’s stakeholder groups to generate consensus around current strengths and hopes for the future. Rather than simply helping participants to compromise, Future Search guides them in finding common ground for a shared action plan. This feature makes it an ideal framework for helping us—Drexel University, Mantua, and Powelton Village—think together about what we want the Dornsife Center to become and what role we want it to play in a healthful, prosperous, and sustainable community.

A steering committee was formed in December 2012 and is now gathering regularly to prepare for the three-day Future Search planning meeting

Steering Committee

  • Tykeem Bond

  • Jennifer Britton

    Drexel University
  • Susan Brooks

    Drexel University, Earle Mack School of Law
  • Anjali Chainani

    Councilwoman Blackwell's Office
  • Vinte Clemons

  • Cory Czuczman

    Drexel University, student
  • Dr. Annette Gadegbeku

    Drexel University, College of Medicine
  • Mike Jones

    Powelton Village Civic Association
  • Dr. Lucy Kerman

    Drexel University
  • Gwen Morris

    Mantua Civic Association and Mt. Vernon Manor
  • Cynthia Rickards

    Drexel University, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Rose Samuel-Evans

    Drexel University
  • Krystal Sheppard

    Drexel University, student
  • Rev. E. Andre Stanton

    Revelation Center and the ROCC
  • Helma Weeks

    Powelton Village Civic Association
  • Rick Young

    Mantua Community Improvement Committee (MCIC)