PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A sector of Drexel University’s Co-Op program is getting some financial from a local philanthropist.
Drexel announced earlier this week that the Lenfest Foundation has pledged $3 million for co-op students working in the non-profit cultural field.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Officer, Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy Injured In Fourth Of July Parkway Shooting Identified
Rosaline Remer, Executive Director of the University’s Center for Cultural Partnerships, says the donation will help bridge a big financial gap by funding eight student co-op jobs a year.First Case Of Monkeypox Confirmed In Camden County By CDC, Health Department Says
“Some non-profits are able to pay students who want to go work for them as part of their co-op experience and some, frankly, aren’t,” she said. “There are a lot of challenges in the arts and culture sector and that makes it difficult to recruit young people.”
She says the most of the full-time jobs will pay around $15,000 with benefits for a six month period.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Fed Up With City's Gun Violence Problem, Says He'll Be Happy When He's Not Mayor
The co-op program is a staple at Drexel, enabling students to get real-world experience in their field of study.