Community Engagement

Community nonprofits connect with academics for research
At Community-Driven Research Day, held this year at Temple on Jan. 29, representatives from community-based organizations met with researchers from local universities to discuss opportunities for collaboration.
February 18, 2015
Alumni filmmakers highlight local football team
'Rise of the Tigers,' a feature-length documentary produced and directed by SMC alumni Max Pulcini and Matthew Albasi, explores how a Philadelphia football team influenced the young men who played for it and brought a neighborhood together.
February 11, 2015
Temple helps high school students gain access to trades
As part of a newly established mentoring program, students from YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School shadow members of a Temple facilities crew.
February 4, 2015
SMC’s Center for Public Interest Journalism announces Next Mayor Project
The School of Media and Communication and its Center for Public Interest Journalism have announced a major new collaboration that unites nearly every player in city politics and campaign news at one Web address: nextmayor.philly.com.
Students offer health screenings to homeless
Members of Al-Shifaa, a Temple-based organization that mentors Muslim healthcare professionals and students, coordinated a health screening event for the homeless.
Temple a top contributor to Teach For America
Temple consistently ranks among the top 25 colleges that contribute teachers to join Teach For America’s fight against education inequity.
Temple-created summer camp boosts math
A one-week science, technology, engineering and math camp created at Temple helped eighth- and ninth-graders brush up on their math skills and prepare for the upcoming school year.
Temple community unites in MLK service
On Monday, Jan. 19, the national observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, more than 500 Temple students, faculty and staff volunteered alongside North Philadelphia residents during the 20th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service.
Temple starts MLK service early
Last week, fourth-graders at Albert M. Greenfield School in Center City welcomed students from Temple’s College of Education for an early Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Starting Saturday, the Temple community will continue to honor King’s legacy with additional service projects.
New technology partnership sparks innovation and entrepreneurship
Temple University and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania are partnering together to create Temple Ventures—Powered by Ben Franklin, a new initiative to spark technological innovation and entrepreneurship in Greater Philadelphia.
Temple earns a spot on the national Honor Roll for General Community Service
Temple University has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for community service, service learning and civic engagement.
Temple’s fatherhood network funds first projects
The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network, co-founded by Temple, recently awarded $350,000 to four top projects around the country designed to evaluate the efficacy of fatherhood programs.
Temple students with learning differences see Eye to Eye with grade-school counterparts
Student mentors from Temple's chapter of Eye to Eye use art as a vehicle for connecting with local middle-school students with learning disabilities and ADHD.