Community Engagement

a student using an adaptive device
Ongoing project provides custom devices to children with cerebral palsy
Temple students recently delivered the specially designed adaptations to students at a West Philadelphia school.
January 3, 2019
groundbreaking for Laborers’ District Council Training and Learning Center
Laborers break ground on $22 million training center on North Broad
Local laborers, politicians and neighborhood partners are celebrating a new training facility coming to North Broad Street.
December 18, 2018
engineers inside the greenhouse
Engineering students improve urban farm in senior design project
Students are designing and implementing sustainable improvements at an urban farm that serves the community.
December 14, 2018
elementary school students playing instruments
Repaired instruments return to Philadelphia schools
Musical instruments fixed through Temple’s Symphony for a Broken Orchestra project are being returned to local schools.
Michael Clemmons at Temple
Bridging the gap between community, resources
Temple University’s newly created Center for Community Partnerships will support education and career opportunities for Philadelphians.
men cleaning the street near Temple's campus
Temple tackles trash problem block by block
Temple partners with a local rehabilitation center to clean up the neighborhood.
Shirley Moy sitting at a diner counter
A Q&A with Shirley Moy
Moy, a longtime Temple staffer with decades of experience in workforce development, took the reins as executive director of the new Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative this summer.
alpha center rendering
Alpha Center: Your questions answered
The proposed Alpha Center will house an early childhood education center and other services.
students packing backpacks
Temple earns new Guinness World Records title
Temple doubled the previous record for most backpacks stuffed with school supplies in one hour, packing more than 6,000.
Steven Zhu and two restaurant owners
Initiative targets health disparities by reducing salt in takeout food
The Healthy Chinese Takeout Initiative works to reduce salt consumption and hypertension among Philadelphians.
Allie Sokoloff and Tyler Kmiec
Temple, state help employees become homeowners
Temple’s Home Ownership Program is being bolstered by reinstated Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency grants.
a student helping a man at a computer
Intergenerational Center awarded Pew grant to support families caring for aging relatives
The $225,000 grant will support a collaborative effort between the College of Education’s Intergenerational Center and the Penn Memory Center.
Local leaders breaking ground at the Norris Homes development site
President Englert joins local officials, politicians for affordable housing groundbreaking
Temple is the educational partner on a $30 million federal grant supporting revitalization in the Norris Homes next to Main Campus.