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University Community Collaborative - Temple University

  • University Community Collaborative - Temple University
  • 1115 West Berks Mall
    Temple University Gladfelter Hall, 4th Floor
  • Philadelphia, PA 19122
  • 215-204-6276
  • 1997
  • Barbara Ferman, PhD
  • Executive Director
  • 215-204-6276

Program Description

The Collaborative prepares and supports youth and young adults to become confident, effective leaders and creates cultures that value and integrate the contributions of youth, thereby building stronger communities.

Our long term vision is to shift the approach to working with older youth from one that focuses on short term interventions to one that embraces a long term view, providing youth with opportunities to grow into leadership positions and supporting them once they are there. Our training of young leaders, our continuum model, our capacity building assistance to other organizations and subsequent seeding of leadership initiatives within those organizations, and the work of our former participants who are now in the nonprofit, public and educational sectors are all steps towards achieving this long term vision.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • Leadership development
  • Other


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 43
  • Middle School: 43
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 44
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Temple University