Federal Grant Awarded For Development In North Central Philadelphia

Mayor Michael Nutter at podium

A $30 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be used to replace Norris Apartments, a 1950s-era public housing facility, with 297 units of affordable and market-rate housing throughout the neighborhood located near Temple University. The College of Education is the educational anchor for this grant and will be working closely with Dunbar School and Duckrey School to offer professional development. College of Education students will be contribute thousands of hours in a new center they plan on building for after school tutoring and other recreational activities.

Temple Made: MaryKate Higgins

MaryKate Higgins

Early childhood education major MaryKate Higgins came to Temple from a small town in Pennsylvania, hungry for new experiences and a chance to make a difference. She got that and more from Temple's College of Education. Tag along as she teaches kindergarten at nearby Duckrey Elementary.

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