Forging the ties that bind
The University is making steady strides in reaching out to and forming partnerships with its neighbors in North Philadelphia.
For John DiMino, director of Tuttleman Counseling Services, all of Temple’s interactions with its North Philadelphia neighbors ought to flow from the same construct: gardening.
In the most literal sense, he’s already succeeding. As co-chairman of the Division of Student Affairs’ Civic Responsibility committee, DiMino is leading an effort to nurture a garden in what was once an abandoned lot near the Sonia Sanchez mural at Carlisle and Diamond streets. On Sept. 4, Sanchez blessed the idea when she and nearly 100 others were guests at a barbecue that Temple hosted near the garden for local residents. [more]