Community Engagement

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.
September 30, 2016
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.
September 26, 2016
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.
September 19, 2016
Cey Adams talking to students.
Creative change for community development
Students from across the city develop leadership skills and creative solutions to community blight during a six-week internship with Temple’s Apps and Maps Studio.
the iron gate leading onto Temple's Main Campus and a red Temple "T" flag.
New guide connects neighbors with Temple facilities, resources and services
A 32-page guide offers details and contact information for many of Temple's community programs and resources.
A boy and girl student working at a computer.
Temple Tech for Philly helps break the digital divide
A new community outreach program developed by the Computer Recycling Center brings technology to Philadelphia's underserved communities.
Temple men’s basketball players unloading a van at a food bank.
Men’s basketball scores food donations to fight hunger
The team partnered with The Fresh Grocer of Progress Plaza to donate food to the Delaware Valley’s largest food bank.
A young woman helping an older woman carrying a cart safely board a bus.
Temple collaboration with SEPTA helps seniors become savvy travelers
The university, the Marconi Older Adult Program and SEPTA are working to eliminate barriers to using public transit.
An example of the baby box being distributed at Temple Hospital.
New initiative promotes safe newborn sleep
The baby box program at Temple University Hospital aims to address the common high-risk behaviors associated with infant mortality.
An exhibitor at Temple EarthFest 2015 talking to children about his project.
Students become teachers at EarthFest 2016
A record 32 exhibits from Philadelphia high school students will be on display at Temple’s educational celebration of Earth Day.
Two male student volunteers hanging a basketball net at Amos Recreation Center.
Temple participates in Philly Spring Cleanup
Owls gathered to help spruce up the Amos Recreation Center and portions of Broad Street during the city's annual event.
A student practicing her fencing technique with a yellow pool noodle.
Local students celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day at Temple
Temple student-athletes hosted sports clinics for students from nearby Duckrey Elementary, William H. Hunter and William McKinley schools.
Students listening to a woman from the Cecil B. Moore Freedom Fighters speak.
Arkansas students visit the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection
University of Arkansas - Monticello students met with Philadelphians who took part in the fight to desegregate nearby Girard College.