Community Engagement

Celebrating 10 years of steering children toward success
For the last 10 years, Jumpstart at Temple University, part of a national early education program for children who live in low-income communities, has helped children develop the literacy and social skills they need to enter kindergarten.
May 7, 2015
Temple student runs Broad Street for bigger purpose
Caitlin Kummeth, Class of 2015, a strategic communications major in the School of Media and Communication, is participating in the Broad Street Run on Sunday. Learn what inspires her to run.
April 29, 2015
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.
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.
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 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.
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.