Community Engagement

Students in Temple's Urban Youth Leadership Academy
Urban Youth Leadership Academy fosters lifetime of opportunity
Urban Youth Leadership Academy propels middle school students toward high-school and college success.
July 19, 2018
Shirley Moy
Shirley Moy to lead North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative
Moy has led an illustrious career in workforce and community development and is a graduate of Temple’s School of Social Work.
July 18, 2018
fourth grade ESF Dream Campers performing
Local organization offers summer learning opportunities for underserved students
ESF Dream Camp, hosted by Temple University, offers underserved children the opportunity to supplement their education with innovative academic, social, emotional and recreational activities during the summer months.
June 30, 2018
Randi Jones and Leeanah McNew
Summer programs prepare high school students for college
Temple Summer Academy prepares high school students for college life.
Brook J. Lenfest
$4 million gift establishes Brook J. Lenfest Scholarship at Temple
The Brook J. Lenfest Endowed Scholarship Fund at Temple will initially support six scholarships for incoming freshmen, starting in fall 2018.
Children work together during the Norris Homes program
Shaping history: Community-led education program is first of its kind
Residents drive the after-school and summer camp program, while the College of Education provides tangential support and professional development.
A man wearing a business suit standing at a podium.
Department of Licenses and Inspections opens new office on Cecil B. Moore Avenue
L&I plans to hold monthly meetings with community organizations in the area to better understand community issues and needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.