Community Engagement

Man standing in front of classroom talking to onlookers
Temple launches Workforce Connections Hub on campus
The hub will serve as a conduit for career counseling, job training and education for local residents.
January 31, 2018
view down broad street toward City Hall from Temple
City awards two $600K+ grants to Temple for job programs
The funds will support job training, education and employment for youth and young adults in North Philadelphia.
January 24, 2018
a graduate accepting his diploma
Teaching tech
A new partnership between Project HOME and Temple University offers job training to local residents.
December 13, 2017
Diana “D” Rich, a student, receiving a customized visor for her communication device.
From cardboard comes possibilities
The students from the HMS School in West Philadelphia received customized, life-changing fittings through a collaborative Temple project.
Two patient ambassador students talking with a patient
Temple students make impact one patient at a time
The At Your Service Volunteer Intern Program has dramatically increased the number of student interns from 15 to 85 in about four years.
Hands holding a drum with a slit in it
Mending the music
This weekend, instruments rescued by Temple Contemporary for its ‘Symphony for a Broken Orchestra’ will be played in their damaged state during a concert to showcase their potential.
Woman handing candy to a little boy in costume during Avenue of Treats event
11th annual Avenue of Treats brings Halloween to local kids
Temple and community organizations collaborate to organize the safe and fun Halloween festivities for neighborhood children.
students bringing socks to be donated during SOCKtober Fest
Temple socks another record
Temple snags another Guinness World Record by collecting thousands of socks for those in need.
preschool students during a classroom lesson.
Trustees approve funding for studies related to new early childhood center
College of Education Dean Gregory Anderson calls the planned center “an anchor for change in the heart of the community.”
Briana Drummer, a former foster care youth, smiles outside Sullivan Hall at Temple University.
Easing the transition from foster care to college
Temple joins four other schools in enhancing campus support programs for foster youth through a partnership with the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mark Ovington, 5, sitting in his adaptive chair made of cardboard
Project creates cardboard adaptations for kids with disabilities
The cardboard adaptations are affordable for families and ensure the children can participate and thrive at home and elsewhere.
Roger Ideishi standing in the middle of a museum exhibit
The art of inclusion
Roger Ideishi travels across the U.S. to help ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to cultural experiences.
Literacy app testing at Temple University
Developers test new literacy apps at Temple
Semifinalists in an international competition to create a mobile app to increase adult literacy are testing their educational tools at Temple.