The food pantry is located on the same floor of Essie Mae’s, at the end of the leftmost hallway. We make an effort to restock the food pantry regularly, particularly during breaks, so that low-income students can have free access to food. In addition to food, we also stock some laundry and hygiene essentials.
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FLI Council has partnered with I Love To Drive, a local-area driving school, to offer private lessons and a driver’s exam to 20 Swarthmore students.
FLI Council will direct students to resources where they can study for the PA permit test. We will also outline the set of documents required to secure a permit and give you about one week or so to secure those documents. Then, FLI Council will drive the students to a local PA DMV to take the permit test.
Students will coordinate with I Love to Drive to schedule their lessons once they have passed the permit test. Students will be paired with a personal instructor and will receive 3 2-hour lessons. These lessons can be arranged according to the student’s schedule and flexibility. Students will have until late April/early May to take all lessons. The instructor will pick up and drop off students from Swarthmore College.
I Love to Drive is certified to administer the PA driver’s road exam. Once the 3 lessons are completed, the instructor will administer a road test. Students who pass will receive a special certificate which they can redeem for a license at the DMV. FLI Council will drive students to the DMV to have their photo taken and acquire their temporary driver’s license.
We understand that getting into Philadelphia can be expensive, but we want you to experience everything Philadelphia has to offer, that is why we launched the SEPTA Pass Initiative! SEPTA Independence passes allow you (up to) 10 rides aboard the following services: bus, subway, trolley, and regional rail.