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About the Program, Fall 2017

The Pan-African Studies Community Education Program (PASCEP) is a low-cost, non-credit continuing education service of the Office of Community Relations.

PASCEP has remained a pillar in the community for over 40 years, and is the most unique community education program in Philadelphia. With over 25 volunteer faculty members, PASCEP offers a multitude of diverse courses, including Introduction to Computers, Credit Education, American Sign Language, GED Preparation, African American Genealogy, African Drumming, Photography, Etymology, Criminal Justice, Sewing, Poetry and Creative Writing, Hip Hop, Spanish, and much more.

The History of PASCEP

PASCEP was founded in 1975 by the late Annie D. Hyman, a Temple University graduate and North Philadelphia community activist who sought to bring the University to the community. Prior to coming to Temple, the Community Education Program was held in community schools, churches and centers. University faculty volunteered their time to teach classes. Ms. Hyman later obtained the support of Dr. Odeyo Ayaga, who was then Chairman of the Pan-African Studies Department, to seek Temple University's sponsorship of the Community Education Program.

In the Spring of 1979, the University adopted the Program and it came to the campus under the auspices of the Pan-African Studies Department of the College of Arts and Sciences of Temple University. Faculty of the Pan-African Studies Department and other faculty continued to volunteer time to teach courses for PASCEP: Dr. Rita Smith, Dr. Audrey Pitman, Dr. Tran Van Dinh, Professor Sonia Sanchez, Professor Jacqueline Mungai, Dr.Wilbert Roget, Dr. C. T. Keto, Dr. Barbara Hampton, and Dr. Thaddeus Mathis, among others.

Today the vast majority of PASCEP's courses are taught by volunteers from the community whose purpose is to give back to others what was given to them in knowledge, skill, inspiration and example. Community self-help is no better exemplified than in the PASCEP philosophy and practice.

PASCEP Summer Workshops

Community Thursdays

July 13 - August 17
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

PASCEP0903 - PASCEP Summer Workshops

July 13 - Financial Education and Economics

July 20 Reel Deal - Movie & Discussion-13th

July 27 - Resources for Disable Workers Living Intentionally for Empowerment

August 10 - Dissolving the Color Line

August 17 - PASCEP0904 - Adult Education and Professional Development Summit
All day workshops for Professionals and Adult Learners
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

August 31 - PASCEP0905 - Open House - Meet the Teachers
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PASCEP Fall Semester 2017 (10 Weeks)

Classes start: Monday, September 11

Classes end: Thursday, November 30

Early Online Viewing of Courses

Starting Saturday, July 15

Online Registration

Monday, July 17 through Thursday, October 19

Walk-In Registration

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays
August 1 - October 12
Hours: 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Late Registration (Walk-In)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
October 17 - October 19
Hours: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Drop/Add (Walk-In)

Monday - Thursday
September 11 - September 14
October 23 - October 26
Hours: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Request must be made in writing


PASCEP Catalog

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Contact Information

Email Address:
Telephone Number: (215) 204-1993
Program Office Address:

Entertainment and Community Education Center
1509 Cecil B. Moore
2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19121




A Tradition of Excellence Since 1975!







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