St. Joseph’s House DAX Program: Housing Project with DePaul USA

Students at Graduation


Philadelphia, PA

Community Partners

Completion Date

April 2020


4S Bay Partners teamed with Depaul USA to support the development of its first DAX Program dormitory in Philadelphia to serve housing-insecure college students. Opening its doors in April 2020, the program draws student participation from Temple University, LaSalle University, and Peirce College, among others. 

In 2019, Depaul USA approached 4S Bay Partners with the opportunity to purchase St. Joseph’s Convent which was ideally suited for student housing. Working with Cicada Architecture and Simiano Construction, the 1960s constructed building was renovated for the 21st century to include twenty-two individual student rooms, shared kitchen and bathrooms, lounges, and dedicated study areas, as well as rooftop solar panels to offset the utility costs and provide a model for cleaner living.

“supporting the development of Depaul USA’s DAX program to serve housing-insecure college students”

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