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About the Program, Spring 2018

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, Financial Education, American Sign Language, Workforce Development, Rites of Passage, African Drumming, Etymology, Entrepreneurship, Sewing, Reentry Education, Real Estate, 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 Community Thursdays Workshops

Community Thursdays

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

PASCEP0903 - PASCEP Community Thursdays Workshops

February 8 & 15 - Black History Month

February 22 & March 1 - Mental Health First Aid Training Adults

March 15 & March 22 - Mental Health First Aid Training Youth

March 1 & March 8 - Credit Education (Blended class/webinar)

March 29 - Transition Postsecondary and Training

April 5 - Workforce Development

April 12 - Returning Citizen Resources

PASCEP Spring 2018 (10 Weeks)

Classes start: Monday, January 29

Classes end: Thursday, April 12

Early Online Viewing of Courses

Starting Saturday, December 1

Online Registration

Monday, December 1, 2017 through Friday, March 9, 2018

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
January 9, 2018 - March 1, 2018
Hours: 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop/Add (Walk-In)

Monday - Thursday
Hours: 3:00 PM to 7:00pm
Requests must be requested in writing prior to the start date of each class.


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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