Community Engagement

A student painting a wall as part of a service project.
Temple’s presence hundreds strong in MLK service efforts
Hundreds of Temple Owls lent a hand during service projects around North Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
January 20, 2017
The Martin Luther King Jr. monument in Philadelphia, PA.
Living the legacy, 365 days a year
Meet members of the Temple community who continue Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy year-round through their service work.
January 16, 2017
a man and a woman smiling and holding a frozen turkey.
Giving thanks and giving back
Staff and students packed and delivered more than 100 food baskets for local churches, nonprofits and community members for the Thanksgiving holiday.
November 23, 2016
two firefighters teaching a female student how to perform CPR.
Local students get a head start on selecting high schools
Seventh graders from local middle schools learned about the benefits of career and technical education at an event on Temple’s Main Campus.
a man looking over forms with attorneys as his young son sits on his lap.
Temple Law honors veterans with ‘Wills for Heroes’
On Veterans Day, Temple Law hosted Wills for Heroes, a program that provides wills free of charges to veterans and first responders.
Ta-Nehisi Coates talking with a black curtain behind him.
A semester on plunder
Students in the history department take an in-depth look at the concept of “plunder.”
Students volunteering at a local elementary school.
Strong community ties
Teach for America finds that Temple students are a great fit for North Philadelphia schools.
A girl accepting candy.
Avenue of Treats celebrates 10th anniversary
Hundreds of kids celebrated Halloween with their families—and Temple student volunteers—on Cecil B. Moore Avenue.
A large display of musical instruments and chairs hanging on a gallery wall.
Symphony for a Broken Orchestra
The broken instruments on display at Temple Contemporary will be used to create an original composition performed by artists from around Philadelphia.
A doctor interacting with a patient inside an exam room.
Temple to participate in North Philadelphia Health Enterprise Zone
The North Philadelphia Health Enterprise Zone, of which Temple is a part, focuses on coordinating resources and improved education.
Ulicia Lawrence standing on Main Campus smiling.
Longtime employee to lead Temple’s Pan-African Studies Community Education Program
Ulicia Lawrence-Oladeinde, EDU ’05, ’08, will take over direction of the program this month.
Two women and a young girl walking together through a residential neighborhood in North Philadelphia.
Temple celebrates 1,000 participants in Block-by-Block program
Temple Health: Block by Block, an initiative that aims to better understand and address the health concerns and needs of communities in North Philadelphia, reaches its 1,000th participant.
Students at a table making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Broken record
The Temple community came together to shatter the Guinness World Record for most sandwiches made in one hour—and all for a good cause.