Community Engagement

Public History Truck receives grant to expand its mission
Temple’s History Truck, the brainchild of public-history graduate student Erin Bernard, will be expanding its efforts, thanks to an $85,000 grant from the Barra Foundation.
November 19, 2014
Owls volunteer at 2014 Global Day of Service
On Saturday, Nov. 8, hundreds of Temple alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends beautified city gardens, cleaned neighborhood streets, and distributed coats and supplies to underserved communities. The effort brought more than 450 participants to 27 scheduled events in 15 cities, eight states and three countries.
November 7, 2014
Join the charge: Volunteer for Temple’s Global Day of Service
All Temple alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to make a difference in their communities during this year's Global Day of Service, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8.
October 28, 2014
Temple students, administrators and city leaders help break local reading record
Last week, more than 120 Temple volunteers read to approximately 700 children in five North Philadelphia-based preschools, as part of Jumpstart’s annual citywide Read for the Record event.
Temple University outfits Tanner Duckrey School with recycled computers
Temple's Computer Recycling Center collects and refurbishes computers and electronic equipment from across the university and distributes much-needed desktops, monitors, laptops, digital displays and servers at no cost to more than 50 Philadelphia-area schools and nonprofit organizations.
CLA supply drive helps elementary school in North Philadelphia
After a summer of collecting donated school supplies, representatives from the College of Liberal Arts and its alumni association delivered more than 4,200 items to Philadelphia's Tanner Duckrey School.
Temple planning students assess food security in Norristown, Pa.
Over the summer, a group of Temple students studied transportation, urban agriculture and emergency food services in Norristown, Pa., to better understand the community's access to nutritious, safe, affordable food.
Temple-sponsored MESA team has winning hand at national competition
A team representing Temple College of Engineering’s Pennsylvania MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) initiative has won second place in a prestigious national competition for designing and building a functioning prosthetic arm.
Girls and Mathematics: Modeling success in the field
The Girls and Mathematics Program helps young girls resist the stereotypes and get excited about math.
Temple partners with city to create education and training opportunities for North Philadelphia
Temple will commit $1 million in cash and in-kind resources to create educational programs and career training for the Norris Apartments community in North Philadelphia.
'Funeral for a Home' leads to continued community engagement
In May, Temple Contemporary's community history, art and engagement project, “Funeral for a Home,” culminated in the celebration of the life of a single Philadelphia rowhouse—before it was demolished.
Temple hosts annual Community Job Fair
This morning Temple University will host a community job fair to provide employment opportunities for members of the Philadelphia community-at-large. Held this year from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Pearson-McGonigle Hall’s gymnasium, the event will include 70 employers.
Temple runs Broad Street
As 40,000 runners made their way down Philadelphia’s main thoroughfare for the 2014 Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run May 4, Owls gathered at Broad Street and Polett Walk on Main Campus to cheer on race participants.