Mar 28, 2017
Teaching Consent in Philly Schools
We recently received a grant from the Valentine Foundation to expand our consent workshops into more schools in Philadelphia. This spring we will be presenting full day workshops in several high schools to raise awareness about sexual consent and rape culture. See below for a description of the workshop.
The workshop has also been adapted to target educators. To learn more, please contact email@example.com.
Mar 22, 2017
WHIP Radio Interviews POPPYN about Foster Care Episode and City Council Screening
Check out this WHIP radio interview with POPPYN Producer Josh and Coordinator Nuala about our recent episode on the Foster Care System.
Mar 04, 2017
The Collab receives “Youth Outreach Award”
Temple’s Black Law Student Association has awarded the University Community Collaborative the Youth Outreach Award at their recent Gala for Black Excellence. Leader Corps member Kayla Watkins (right) accepted the award on behalf of the Collaborative.
Feb 16, 2017
POWER Interns join the Philly Black History Conference!
Our POWER interns documented 8 hours of the Philly Black History Conference as the youth media team. They also led the closing plenary where they shared Collab films and spoken word/musical performances.
Check out the video they produced below:
Feb 14, 2017
POPPYN screens Foster Care Episode for City Council!
In 2016, POPPYN, our award-winning youth news program, produced a compelling 40 minute video about the foster care system. Inspired by POPPYN producers who have spent time in care, this episode addresses the concerns, hopes and fears of foster youth in Philadelphia. The video also includes the voices of foster parents and highlights local resources available to foster youth. POPPYN is an after-school program for high school students based at the University Community Collaborative at Temple University. We hope this video will support local and national advocacy efforts and be useful for foster youth — and the communities that serve them.
On Wednesday, February 22 at 3pm in the Caucus Room at City Hall, POPPYN will be screening a 12 minute clip from this episode with city council members (including Councilwoman Helen Gym and Councilwoman Cindy Bass). A few of the youth involved in this episode will be present for a post-screening Q&A and discussion. The commissioner of DHS and local advocates and CUA leaders will also be in attendance.
To learn more about the episode, check out this article from Generocity.org.