Community Engagement

Image of President Wingard and Reverend Michael James Evans.
Temple welcomes local faith leaders for breakfast
Type: News Story
Local faith leaders and officials from Temple University discussed ways to collaborate with and support each other.
June 9, 2022
Image of Shawn Aleong behind a podium at the Pennsylvania State Capitol.
Temple student Shawn Aleong named to President Biden’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Type: News Story
Temple student Shawn Aleong to serve on President Biden’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.
April 29, 2022
Image of Temple President Jason Wingard riding a bike.
President Wingard explores campus solutions on bike ride through the neighborhood
Type: News Story
Temple University President Jason Wingard met with local residents last Tuesday afternoon.
April 12, 2022
Image of Cory Matthews wearing a white Nike shirt and red and gray Nike sneakers.
Sneaker-cleaning entrepreneur raises the bar for students at Fox
Type: News Story
Cecil B. Moore Scholar Cory Matthews plans to get his master’s in business by the age of 22.
January 17, 2022
Image of the principal and assistant principal outside of Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School.
Childhood friends turned Temple alumni reunite at Dunbar
Type: News Story
Temple alumni Daniel Mina and Justin Hall have reunited as the principal and assistant principal at Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School.
November 15, 2021
Temple alumnus Mat Tomezsko at work on the "Revolutionary Philadelphia" mural.
A new mural gives high school students the opportunity to show what fighting inequality means to them
Type: News Story
Reducing inequality through art
November 12, 2021
Image of students with the Temple President and Independence Health Group CEO.
Independence Blue Cross and Temple collaborate on a new scholarship program for nursing students
Type: News Story
The program creates a direct pathway from high school to college and nursing for students of color.
October 14, 2021
Mat Tomezsko holding the collage example piece for Revolutionary Philadelphia.
Temple takes on U.N. art challenge, forges path toward equality
Type: News Story
Temple-sponsored art competition showcases commitment to the U.N.’s principles of reducing inequalities.
June 7, 2021
Meet Anyae Scott, one of Temple’s first Cecil B. Moore Scholars
Type: News Story
Get the story behind one of the first students to earn a full-tuition scholarship to Temple as a Cecil B. Moore Scholar.
June 4, 2021
Students taking a selfie with Temple mascot Hooter
Owls take giving back to the next level during Global Days of Service, Temple Toast
Type: News Story
This year’s Global Days of Service and Temple Toast saw major contributions from the Temple community.
May 23, 2019
Temple to host fruit tree adoption for North Philadelphia neighbors
Type: News Story
Neighbors, community organizations, local businesses and schools can adopt fruit trees during the event April 13.
March 13, 2019
Temple graduates at 2018 Commencement ceremony
Temple introduces scholarship program to support first-generation college students
Type: News Story
The Broad Street Finish Line Scholarship program will aid students facing hardship in their pursuit of graduation.
February 18, 2019
Jeff and Tisha Hester
Temple safety keeps it all in the family
Type: News Story
Brother and sister Allied Universal account managers have served the Temple community for more than two decades.
October 17, 2018
Temple students making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
Temple gears up to pack more than 3K backpacks in an hour to break record
Type: News Story
This year, Owls will attempt to break the record for most backpacks packed in an hour—then donate them to local kids.
October 8, 2018
Verishia Coaxum wearing a Temple sweatshirt
20/20 Scholarship graduates reflect on their time at Temple
Type: News Story
Fatema Ibrahim, CPH ’18, and Verishia Coaxum, CLA ’15, view their time as 20/20 Scholars as opportunities to elevate community members and keep their futures bright.
June 28, 2018
Joan Hankins standing outside the School of Pharmacy
40 years on, Temple triplet says she’s here to stay
Type: News Story
Joan Hankins’ Temple roots are deep: She grew up minutes from the university and began working there when she was 17.
June 26, 2018
Marcus Allen, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, talking to an employee
Leading the charge for change
Type: News Story
Temple alumnus Marcus Allen, CLA ’01, works to help youth prevail over poverty through mentorship and educational support.
November 8, 2017
A tree with yellow leaves and the Bell Tower in the background.
Wilkerson talks School Reform Commission appointment
Type: News Story
As chair of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission, Joyce Wilkerson will help improve educational outcomes for local students.
December 12, 2016
prescription medication bottles and pills.
Combating a crisis: Temple to host public opioid symposium
Type: News Story
Temple professors are joining forces with community advocates and federal officials to host an opioid crisis symposium on Main Campus Nov. 19.
November 11, 2016
An actor and the director of ‘A Fierce Kind of Love” posing in WHYY’s studio.
Institute on Disabilities’ ‘Fierce’ play, exhibit in spotlight
Type: News Story
Temple’s Institute on Disabilities’ A Fierce Kind of Love initiative explores the story of the intellectual disability rights movement in Pennsylvania.
April 14, 2016
A Temple men's basketball player shooting a three-point shot.
Temple men’s basketball plans to score against hunger
Type: News Story
Each time the team scores a three-point shot, the Fresh Grocer will donate to Philabundance.
January 8, 2016
'Funeral for a Home' leads to continued community engagement
Type: News Story
In May, Temple Contemporary's community history, art and engagement project, “Funeral for a Home,” culminated in the celebration of the life of a single Philadelphia rowhouse—before it was demolished.
July 3, 2014