Focus group – second meeting

On March 14th, from 6-8pm, the second and final focus group meeting was held at the same location: the Community Center at Visitation on Kensington Ave. Of the 15 participants who attended the first meeting, 12 turned in their disposable cameras to the Temple Planning Graduate Studio Team on February 29th. Those photos were developed, digitally…

Focus group – first meeting

On February 15, from 6-8pm, three students from Temple Planning Graduate Studio (Michelle Atherton, Leonard Bonarek, and Ted Mullen), led by their instructor Dr. Lynn Mandarano, conducted the first of two focus groups with members of the North Kensington community. We partnered with NKCDC to recruit 15 volunteers for the group that is geographically and demographically…

Focus group activities from Feb 15

After a few days we will start our focus group activities. The first meeting will be held on Monday, Feb 15. It is not a public event. All participants have been selected. One-time cameras are ready to be distributed. Temple Planning studio is organizing these activities.

Photos from the first community meeting

Our first community meeting was a success. The Project Team gave a presentation to about 50 community residents. John Tracy from NKCDC introduced the speakers – Leonard Bonarek, a Temple Planning student, Mahbubur Meenar, a Temple researcher and the project director for this grant, and Lynn Mandarano, a Temple Planning faculty and a key Project Team…

First community meeting – Feb 1, 2016

Our Project Team is happily announcing the first community meeting. Please see below the details. The event is open to public. Please join us. Learn about the project. Share your ideas. Ask questions. Sign up for the focus group and photo-voice activities (You will be paid $100 for your time). Community Meeting 1 Date: Monday, February…

Exploring the neighborhood as an outsider – part 2

Guest Blog by Leonard Bonarek Walk Through 2: 12/8/15 We began again at Hinge Cafe. This time, we brought our appetites with us. Once again, the cafe was pretty busy, especially for so late on a weekday morning (8:30 or so). Our breakfasts were more like brunch items in terms of size. Excellent food and…

Exploring the neighborhood as an outsider – part 1

Guest Blog by Leonard Bonarek Walk Through 1: 11/18/15 We started at “Hinge Café,” which I thought was just a coffee shop. It’s actually a sit-down restaurant. It’s quite nice, and to both of our surprise, well patronized. 4 police officers were leaving as we arrived, and 4-5 more were around in the afternoon. It…

News stories

Read these news stories covering our project: WHYY – Newsworks Al-Dia Mahbubur Meenar and Lynn Mandarano