Community Engagement

A large display of musical instruments and chairs hanging on a gallery wall.
Symphony for a Broken Orchestra
The broken instruments on display at Temple Contemporary will be used to create an original composition performed by artists from around Philadelphia.
October 24, 2016
A doctor interacting with a patient inside an exam room.
Temple to participate in North Philadelphia Health Enterprise Zone
The North Philadelphia Health Enterprise Zone, of which Temple is a part, focuses on coordinating resources and improved education.
October 20, 2016
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.
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.
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.