Community

Christopher "Quest" Rainey teaches drums
10 years later, alumnus’ film about North Philly family to debut
Type: News Story
Olshefski began filming the documentary while studying at Temple.
November 21, 2017
Cey Adams talking to students.
Creative change for community development
Type: News Story
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.
September 1, 2016
The Pennsylvania Slave Trade historical marker at Penn’s Landing.
Historical marker recognizes slave trade
Type: News Story
Charles L. Blockson, curator emeritus of the Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries, successfully submitted a proposal to designate a local slave port with a historical marker.
August 29, 2016
The new sports complex and the Philadelphia skyline, as seen from the top of Morgan Hall.
New sports complex nears completion
Type: News Story
Temple’s new sports complex, just south of Main Campus, is nearing completion and will host intercollegiate athletics, intramural and club sports.
August 2, 2016
A male researcher looking through a microscope in a lab.
Temple research rises
Type: News Story
The returns on Temple's investment in research have been enormous.
March 15, 2016
 Pedestrians crossing Broad Street near Temple’s Main Campus.
Five free, community-friendly programs at Temple
Type: News Story
Temple University continually offers a number of free events that serve the community. Here are a few happening this semester.
March 14, 2016
Quest Rainey teaching a young girl to play drums.
Alumnus’ film follows North Philadelphia family
Type: News Story
Jonathan Olshefski, SMC ’04, TFM ’11, spent nearly a decade documenting the happiness and hardship faced by the Rainey family.
March 15, 2016
A student pointing to research published on her poster at the science fair.
Young scientists converge at the annual Carver Science Fair
Type: News Story
More than 600 students from Philadelphia schools presented their science projects at the Temple Athletic Pavilion.
March 9, 2016
Hands resting on the keyboard of a laptop.
Temple public health experts create free tool for parents with mental illnesses
Type: News Story
Parents can find courses and information related to child rearing, sorted by children’s ages, up to 18 years old.
March 8, 2016
Two men sitting in front of a new colorful mural in North Philadelphia.
Temple sponsors North Philadelphia community park and mural
Type: News Story
The university joined residents and students to create a park and mural for the community to enjoy.
January 7, 2016
Temple partnership to offer community job training
Type: News Story
Temple University and the Laborers’ District Council Education and Training/Apprenticeship Fund recently announced plans to redevelop the former William Penn High School property, adjacent to the university’s Main Campus in North Philadelphia.
June 19, 2014
Temple Made: MaryKate Higgins
Type: News Story
Early childhood education major MaryKate Higgins came to Temple from a small town in Pennsylvania, hungry for new experiences and a chance to make a difference. She got that and more from Temple's College of Education. Tag along as she teaches kindergarten at nearby Duckrey Elementary.
May 15, 2014
Temple Made: Tarasai A. Karega
Type: News Story
She's heard it since she was 9 years old: African-Americans don't play hockey, people tell her—and girls don't play either. But Tarasai Karega, the latest subject in our student profile series, has always defied stereotypes. Now this master's candidate in sport business has come to Philadelphia to be a role model to a new generation of urban youth.
November 27, 2013
Safety month programs to help students prepare for on- and off-campus living
Type: News Story
As part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month in September, university officials from Community Affairs, University Housing, the Office of Sustainability and Student Affairs will promote safety awareness among students through a series of events that includes a neighborhood barbecue, safety workshops and discussions on personal safety on campus and in the community.
August 27, 2012
Faces of Temple: Akhila Vasthare
Type: News Story
In the latest installment of the student profile series, fourth-year medical student Akhila Vasthare discusses her motivation to touch lives outside the hospital by teaching a Yoga class that promotes physical wellness among middle-school students in a Philadelphia immigrant community.
March 25, 2012
Young Harry Potter fans flock to Temple Ambler for Quidditch and other camp fun
Type: News Story
Held July 5 through 8 at the Ambler Campus, the camp hosted a full slate of young wizards and witches ready to put on the sorting hat and join House Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin.
July 13, 2011
Students and neighbors visit the Welcome Wagon to build off-campus bonds
Type: News Story
Welcome Wagon gatherings hosted by Temple’s Campus Safety Services, Student Affairs and Community Relations give students and neighbors a chance to get acquainted and establish relationships built on mutual respect.
September 16, 2011
Greeks jump to community’s aid
Type: News Story
The Bell Tower looked more like a playground Friday as dozens of students broke out jump ropes and started jumping, just one of several activities held as part of the annual celebration known as Greek Week. The events bring fraternity and sorority members together for friendly competition and activities that benefit the community. And the students manage to have fun while doing it.
April 23, 2010