MyPLACE and E3

By Loc Dieu; Edited by Ulicia Lawrence-Oladeinde and Casey Tinney

Pan African Studies Community Education Program (PASCEP) collaborates with Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative and other stakeholders  to engage the North Philadelphia community. PASCEP targets community members who desire to learn, stay informed and develop skills for individual growth, good citizenship, employment, careers and higher education. Throughout its tenure, PASCEP remains dedicated to the mission of “Keeping the Community informed” with the latest resources that provide the necessary tools to draw out the road map to achieve participants’ desired goal. As a result of community feedback, PASCEP provides access to adult literacy education and youth programs.  

Temple myPLACE Campus provides an efficient system of intake, assessment and enrollment of adult learners into face-to-face or online GED® and HiSET® preparation classes, ABE (Adult Basic Education), and ESL (English as a Second Language). Temple myPLACE is free of charge and offers virtual Digital Literacy classes with online self paced learning coordinated through educational coaching and counseling. The Office of Children and Families, manages myPLACE (my Philadelphia Literacy and Adult Career Education), a city-wide intake, assessment, registration, enrollment, and referral management system for adults (16 years and older) seeking education services in the City of Philadelphia. Each year, the myPLACE system connects 3,000 to 4,000 Philadelphians with the educational services they need.  PASCEP through Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative is proud to add this program to its portfolio of services for the community.

For more information Contact Emma Bullock-Adesida at or call 215-204-0337

Temple E³ Center is another of  PASCEP’s  collaborative ventures.  Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative (LNPWI), Temple Cares and the College of Education through funding from Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) in the City of Philadelphia Office of Children and Families manages Education, Empowerment and Employment. Temple E³ services offer a holistic approach to helping out-of-school youth and young adults, ages 16 – 25, and youth returning from juvenile placement to achieve long-term educational, career, and personal goals, including self-sufficiency. Services include:

  • High school diploma or GED attainment.
  • Post-secondary access and planning.
  • Job readiness training.
  • Access to subsidized employment including internships, community service, and service-learning opportunities.
  • Transition support into employment, pre-apprenticeships, or other training programs.
  • Career coaching.
  • Assistance with transportation, childcare, health services, secure housing, and other resources as needed.

For more information email, call 215-204-3199, or visit

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