Community Engagement

Rendering of the proposed Alpha Center
Proposed center at Temple will offer early childhood education, behavioral health services
The Alpha Center, led by the College of Education, will serve as an anchor for North Philadelphia.
April 25, 2018
Michael Robinson talks with a woman at the Neighborhood Job Fair
Philadelphia’s largest job fair connects community with careers
Temple’s 12th annual Neighborhood Job Fair will help thousands of job seekers find employment.
April 23, 2018
The Rev. Renee McKenzie plays a piano donated by Temple
Temple chaplain establishes wellness center in North Philadelphia
The Rev. Renee McKenzie, vicar of the Church of the Advocate, is working to establish a new wellness center in North Central Philadelphia.
March 26, 2018
People crossing Broad Street on Temple’s campus with City Hall in the background
Temple establishes comprehensive workforce development initiative with $512K Lenfest grant
The North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative will aim to revitalize the community by helping residents secure jobs that pay family-sustaining wages.
Drs. Laura Goetzl and Laura Hart
Center treating pregnant women with addiction funded for second year
The state will fund the Temple/Wedge Opioid Treatment Program, designed specially for women who are pregnant, at $500,000.
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.
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.
a graduate accepting his diploma
Teaching tech
A new partnership between Project HOME and Temple University offers job training to local residents.
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.