December 29, 2019

Please tell us about your background (birth, parents, childhood...)

I was born in Rhode Island but spent my early childhood in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigeria really shaped me to be who I am today, it was there that I learned my values and developed my traits such as determinat...

December 24, 2019

African Community Learning Program’s (ACLP) students, volunteers, friends, and family gathered at the Lucien E. Blackwell Library to attend the organization’s 3rd Annual Africa Celebration on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The day commemorated students’ growth, heritage, an...

November 12, 2019

After returning to school later in life, Aminata Sy, went all in. She began by pursuing a career in journalism. That led to her writing for publications such as The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Tribune and The Daily Pennsylvanian. Her stories focused on the...

July 29, 2019

Kayode Malomo is a multi-talented and multi-media artist whose work has been commissioned dignitaries such as the President of Nigeria, Sierra-Leone, Mali and Philadelphia’s Mayor to name a few. He also co-chairs the Business Services of the Mayor’s Commission on...

June 25, 2019

Aundrea Cline-Thomas is the former NBC10 reporter and current reporter at CBS New York reporter.

Q: Please tell us about your background (birth, parents, childhood …)

My parents were born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, however, they met and got married in Washington, D.C. M...

June 25, 2019

Hazim Hardeman was the first secretary of African Community Learning Program and Temple University’s the first Rhodes Scholar. An Alumni of Community College of Philadelphia, Hazim delivered the speech below at the college’s commencement on May 5, 2018.

I know that I’m...

December 31, 2018

Second Annual Africa Celebration, an afternoon of laughter, reflection, and good food.

African Community Learning Program held its second annual Africa Celebration on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 2-4pm at the Lucien E. Blackwell Library. Attendees savored a variety of...

December 29, 2018

African Community Learning Program work under the theme "My Name."

Running a new organization is a daunting task, as one can never imagine just how much work lies ahead. On October 9, 2017, I started African Community Learning Program with many people’s support. Ou...

December 27, 2018

 I am standing in front of “The Statue of Liberation of Slavery” in Gorée Island  on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 while visiting the historic place.

During my visit to Senegal in the summer of 2015, my family and I went to Gorée Island, a world heritage site.The...

November 28, 2018

By Nourou, 8th grader

A Day in Mauritania

When I was in Mauritania during the summer vacation, my friend moussa and I went to the park. We played soccer. After we finished, we went to my aunt’s house. At around 3pm, we went to a restaurant named Rotana. We bought two sli...

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