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Ready to launch a life-changing project? Or looking to contribute to a community-driven campaign? You’ve come to the right place. OwlCrowd is the official crowdfunding platform for Temple University, fueling private fundraising revenue for impactful student- and alumni-driven projects that benefit the university and its surrounding community and residents.
Temple’s sixth OwlCrowd campaign highlights four College of Public Health projects. Please show your support before December 7, 2015.
The Temple College Bound Academy will address the educational disparity experienced by youth in foster care, residing in the Philadelphia area. The program is designed to address the issue at critical stages of adolescent development, times in which they are at most risk for dropping out of school, most influenced by positive and negative peer influences, and when academics are most important in terms of preparing for college and career options. (Fundraising goal is $5,000 to support 5 foster-care youth with a pre-college experience at Temple.)
The North Broad Physical Therapy Center, established in 2015, is a student-run, faculty supervised, and alumni supported physical therapy clinic with a mission to serve the North Philadelphia community. The Center’s goal is to provide pro bono health care services to the community from Doctor of Physical Therapy students. (Fundraising goal is $5,000 to cover start-up costs, equipment.)
Temple University Occupational Therapy (OT) is the oldest existing OT education program in Pennsylvania. Temple OT will be 50 years old in 2018, a program which has seen over 1,500 graduates. The Temple OT alumni are educators, administrators, researchers, association officers, and all around prominent leaders in the field of Occupational Therapy. (Fundraising goal is $4,000 to support the creation of a historical archive, student and faculty research, speaking engagements.)
Speak Now Camp is a week long summer program that provides young people who stutter a supportive environment where they can develop their own goals about speaking and stuttering. Campers engage in both group and individual speech language therapy sessions designed to assist them in achieving personal communication goals. (Fundraising goal is $4,250 to provide tuition for 10 students to attend in August 2016.)
For as little as $1 you can give the gift of reading to a child in need in North Philadelphia. A Temple University study found that there were only 33 books per 10,000 children living in low-income Philadelphia neighborhoods. You can change that for less than the price of a cup of coffee. Students and professors are partnering with the social service agency, Women, Infants & Children (WIC) to distribute children’s books to low-income families in North Philadelphia.
(Fundraising goal is $2,500 to provide 800 children with their first book.)