Community Engagement

Volunteers working together to package food.
You came, you served, you gave
Through generous donations and volunteer work, Global Days of Service and Temple Toast were cheers-worthy events. See how much money was raised and learn more about some of the projects the Temple community supported.
May 3, 2017
children smiling as they watch a robot at Temple Ambler EarthFest.
Support community, clean water and education through OwlCrowd
Bringing clean water to a village in Peru and giving books to children are among the current OwlCrowd campaigns’ goals.
April 10, 2017
Temple students at computers helping residents file their taxes.
For accounting students, a decade of helping the community
Temple’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program is marking 10 consecutive years of income-tax service for local residents.
March 6, 2017
Dr. Joseph D’Orazio holding naloxone in a trauma bay at Temple Hospital.
Faculty join city task force to fight opioid crisis
Four Temple researchers were recruited to join the Mayor’s Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.
A female Temple student interacting with high school students in a classroom.
Temple partners in $29 million GEAR UP grant for college readiness
Temple’s participation in GEAR UP with the School District of Philadelphia aligns with many efforts to promote access to higher education.
Amy Goldberg and Scott Charles speaking to students in a trauma bay.
Cradle to Grave marks 11 years teaching about gun violence
The program at Temple University Hospital has been proven to reduce youth’s proclivity toward violence.
Rasheedah Phillips standing in front of a wall with a calendar and posters.
Making space for the future
Using Afrofuturism as the theme, Rasheedah Phillips, CLA ’05, LAW ’08, challenges perceptions of blackness in the past, present and future.
Two volunteers shoveling dirt into buckets.
Harvesting change during Global Days of Service—and yearlong
Volunteering during Global Days of Service is becoming more popular every year. Here, Temple shines a spotlight on community partner Urban Creators.
Four students and teachers working together in a classroom.
To combat identity erasure, students teach the teachers
Philadelphia schools get a lesson on identity thanks to the students in Temple’s University Community Collaborative.
Two medical students showing middle school students a procedure in the hospital.
From middle school to medical school
Local 8th graders visit Lewis Katz School of Medicine to get an inside look at medical careers from doctors in training.
 A student and an administrator getting their picture taken with a cell phone.
‘Changed my life’: Program graduates step closer to dreams
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 36 people celebrated a milestone as they graduated from a community education and job-training program at Temple.
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.
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.