Our Mission

Building Relationships in Communities is an organization seeking to create stronger neighborhoods by performing projects that foster constructive and inclusive relationships between traditionally separate communities. At the moment, our efforts are concentrated in the area of North Philadelphia. 

 

OUR STRATEGY

We focus on performing small-scale projects that tap into the fundamental humanity in all of us targeting a variety of issues currently taking place; gathering communities through common interests in order to encourage interaction and consequently abolish the false narratives that keep us apart.


CORE Initiatives

 

COnnecting the dots [Networking]

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  • Creating accessible platforms for cross sector relationships to occur more easily.
  • Uniting organizations with common goals in order to create a greater force rather small dispersed efforts. 

 

CHANGING OUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE ENVIRONMENT [Urban Ecology]

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  • Making citizens aware of their role as designers of everyday life.
  • Improving the physical environment by engaging our community in the creation of accessible spaces for dialogue.
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CULTIVATING MORE UNDERSTANDING OF SHARED SPACE [Education]

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  • Conducting research that explores how the built environment affects a variety of users and aspects. 
  • Highlighting the benefits of a university/community relationship.
  • Coordinating activities for engagement to catalyze relationship building.

 

 


In the news

 

Andrew Mazer said a brick opened his eyes to the “ecology” of the North Philadelphia neighborhood he lived in—after a group of teenage girls hit his girlfriend’s face with one in March 2014 just west of Main Campus.

Since then, he’s been on a mission that is reflective of a brick’s original purpose: to build.


Student organization Building Relationships in Communities has spent the past three months extensively researching Temple’s proposed stadium.

The group finally released their findings Monday night to a group of about 30 people in the Architecture building on Main Campus