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About the Program 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 Spring Semester 2017 (10 Weeks)

Classes start: Monday, February 13

Classes end: Thursday, April 20

Early Online Viewing of Courses

Starting Monday, December 19

Online Registration

Monday, December 19 through Sunday, February 5

Walk-In Registration
(3 Weeks)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays
Tuesday January 17 – Thursday February 2
Hours: 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Late Registration (Walk-In)

Friday, February 3
Hours: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Drop/Add (Walk-In)

Monday - Thursday February 13, 14, 15, 16
Hours: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM


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!







PASCEP0001 - Basic Arabic
PASCEP0002 - Arabic Etymology & Semitic History
PASCEP0003 - Creating Professional Spreadsheets
PASCEP0005 - The Journey from Africa to America
PASCEP0006 - Introduction to Spanish
PASCEP0007 - Web 2.0 For Social and Business Needs
PASCEP0009 - Etymology
PASCEP0012 - Sick of Being Sick?
PASCEP0013 - Grant Proposal Writing
PASCEP0014 - American Sign Language
PASCEP0016 - Poetry Writing & Performance: From the Page to the Stage
PASCEP0018 - Introduction to Personal Computers-Thursdays
PASCEP0020 - Acting for Beginners / Performance
PASCEP0022 - Credit Education
PASCEP0024 - Sahaja Meditation
PASCEP0025 - The Criminal Justice System: From Arrest to Appeal
PASCEP0026 - Oral Communications
PASCEP0027 - Hair Storee: African Hairstyling Workshop
PASCEP0030 - African American Genealogy and History
PASCEP0032 - Line Dancing
PASCEP0034 - Computer Repair
PASCEP0035 - Self Discovery
PASCEP0036 - How to Publish Your Book
PASCEP0037 - Basic Design / Sewing
PASCEP0039 - Hip - Hop 101
PASCEP0040 - English 101
PASCEP0042 - Entrepreneurship
PASCEP0044 - Sick of Being Broke
PASCEP0045 - How to Own Your Own Real Estate
PASCEP0046 - Tired of Not Being Hired
PASCEP0047 - Crochet Basic and Beyond
PASCEP0048 - Developing Dynamic Databases
PASCEP0049 - Pan-African Political Forum
PASCEP0050 - Strive: The Psychology of Recovery
PASCEP0051 - Getting to the Mountain Top
PASCEP0052 - The Go Slow to Go Fast Achievement Strategy
PASCEP0053 - Immigration Law
PASCEP0054 - Walking into the Rainbow: the Path to Spiritual Development
PASCEP0055 - Conversational Spanish
PASCEP0056 - Introduction to Yoruba
PASCEP0100 - PASCEP Community Workshops
PASCEP0101 - Math 101
PASCEP0200 - Finding your Queen: Rites of Passage for Women
PASCEP0300 - Discovering your Authentic Self: Being and Becoming YOU
PASCEP0301 - Zumba: Letting it Move You
PASCEP0302 - 12 Steps to A Better You: Life Principles
PASCEP0303 - Living off the Land: Urban Farming: Growing Healthy
PASCEP0400 - Are You Mentoring?
PASCEP0401 - Don't Get Stumped
PASCEP0497 - Imamship Arabic Workshop
PASCEP0498 - Qigong Healing Movement
PASCEP0499 - Photography: Beginner & Intermediate Photographers
PASCEP0500 - Effective Co-parenting
PASCEP0501 - Create Your Life By Design and Live Your Best Life Now
PASCEP0502 - African Drumming
PASCEP0503 - The Reel Deal
PASCEP0505 - Mind Your Money Matters
PASCEP0506 - Living On Fragments
PASCEP0507 - Money Smart: Breaking Out of Your Mess
PASCEP0600 - Dreamcatchers: Reconnecting with Your goals
PASCEP0601 - Reclaim Your TIme
PASCEP0602 - Exploring Your Inner Artist
PASCEP0700 - NGOMA: Dance Movement of the Heart
PASCEP0900 - Mental Health First Aid
PASCEP0901 - African American History Month Workshops
PASCEP0902 - Reentry Boot Camp


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