Community Engagement

Temple receives EPA grant to clean up industrial contamination
Funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Temple University will help plan health, environmental and economic improvements in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood. The $200,000 grant will target the cleanup and reuse of former industrial sites.
April 24, 2015
Temple runs Broad Street
On Sunday, May 3, more than 40,000 participants in the 36th annual Broad Street Run will pass through Temple's Main Campus.
April 23, 2015
Temple supports citywide pedestrian safety campaign
To raise awareness about pedestrian safety, the state Department of Transportation and Philadelphia officials last week launched a new campaign, with a press conference Thursday, April 9, on Temple's Main Campus.
April 13, 2015
Community kids learn music at Boyer
Temple's Community Music Scholars Program provides an affordable way for children in the community to learn music. Follow one student as he attends a Saturday-morning violin class.
IDEAL fosters diversity and inclusion among students
At Temple’s Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership, Carmen Phelps advocates for and advises students who identify as a minority and works to form a community of students interested in fostering diversity at Temple.
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.
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.
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.
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.