Community Engagement

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.
October 31, 2017
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.”
October 11, 2017
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.
October 11, 2017
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.
Angela Beale standing by Pearson Pool
Putting kids a stroke ahead
To fight staggering disparities in drowning rates among African American children, Angela Beale started an aquatic education program at Temple.
a student holding up his recycling bin
Bin there, done that
This year, Temple University’s Welcome Wagon events have a notable addition: a recycling bin giveaway—with custom numbering—for off-campus residential students.
A man talking with a police officer inside the new station
Campus Safety Services opens new station west of Broad Street
The station will provide more opportunities for communication between officers and the community at-large.
The Kornberg School of Dentistry at night
$1.5M grant to expand training in pediatric dental care
The project at Temple’s Kornberg School of Dentistry will improve access to care for underserved children by creating community-based rotations and enhancing training.
a nurse teaching students in a hospital room
Teens in foster care visit Temple to experience college
The College Bound Academy gives youth a chance to see what college is like and explore career paths.
Chera Kowalski, a Temple graduate, inside McPherson Square Library.
Alumna leads charge to prevent overdose deaths at library
Chera Kowalski, CLA ’07, a librarian at McPherson Square Library, is making headlines for helping fight the heroin epidemic.