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Celebrating 40 years of Keeping the Community Informed Spring 2019

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

July 26 - Funding your Educational Future from GED to PhD
Learning about scholarships, grants and opportunities to finance continuing education.

August 30 - Culture and Career: A Dialogue in Relationships
This workshop is an invitation to Temple University international students and PASCEP students, faculty and elders to network and dialogue pertaining to culture and community building.

September 20 - Seniors and Older Adults: Lifelong Learning
Learn about new and modified rules, laws, and opportunities that affect Senior healthcare, retirement funds, legacies and taxes.

October 3 & 4 - Mental Health First Aid Training Veterans

October 11 & 18 - Mental Health First Aid Training Veterans

December 12 - Mental Health First Aid Training Veterans

PASCEP Fall 2018 (10 Weeks)

PASCEP Fall Section 1 (5 Weeks): October 1 – November 1, 2018

PASCEP Fall Section 2 (5 Weeks): November 5 – December 5, 2018

Online Registration

Monday, July 16, 2018 through November 9, 2018

Walk-In Registration

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays
August 20 - November 9, 2018
Hours: 1:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Academic Assessments

November 21 and 22, 2018

Holiday Makeup Days

December 12 – December 13, 2018

Late Registration (Walk-In)

Monday - Thursday
November 12 – November 15, 2018
Hours: 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Drop/Add (Walk-In)

Monday - Thursday
Hours: 1:00 PM to 6:30pm
Requests must be requested in writing prior to the start date of each class.

Fall Holiday Break Thanksgiving

November 21 and 22, 2018

Closing Ceremony

December 14


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




PASCEP at Temple University 40th Anniversary 1979-2019







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