Community Engagement

Image of children with smiles wearing red t-shirts, rowing a boat.
Temple hosts City Council rowing camp for community youth
Temple teams up with Councilman Curtis Jones in a summer for urban youth to experience at Boathouse Row.
August 22, 2023
ACES 2023 participants in front of the Owl statue
Temple ACES program empowers young adults using communication for nonspeakers
Temple’s TechOWL at the Institute on Disabilities hosts a two-week residential program assisting and encouraging young adults using communication for nonspeakers.
August 8, 2023
Courtroom weight pictured.
STAR students light the path for reentry
Temple students give back through the Supervision to Aid Reentry (STAR) program.
June 21, 2023
 Image of job seekers at Temple University Aramark STAR Complex.
Temple University’s annual Neighborhood Job Fair returns June 16
Learn the history of the job fair event that typically draws over 1,000 job seekers and 100 employers a year.
Creative Scholars student stands next to artwork
Tyler’s Creative Scholars Program accelerates art education for talented Philadelphia high school students
The young artists’ Restorative Wounds art exhibit is on view at Philadelphia’s City Hall though July 15.
Image of men's soccer players cleaning up the area near Temple Sports Complex.
Temple students and staff come together to clean North Philadelphia neighborhoods
Members from Temple University athletics teams, the Office of Sustainability and the Office of Community Affairs and Engagement joined forces for the university's annual citywide cleanup in April.
Lila Corwin Berman and Lynn Novick in conversation.
‘The US and the Holocaust’ director Lynn Novick visits Temple for a conversation about antisemitism
In a new PBS film series, Lynn Novick, a prominent film producer, examines America's response to the Holocaust and draws connections to the current global rise of authoritarianism. Novick's reflections offer important insights into history and responsibility.
North Philadelphia youth smile for cameras inside Temple University’s Digital Equity Center.
A Temple and Comcast partnership addresses digital divide by gifting laptops to Philadelphia teens
Temple continues its mission to make careers in computing fields more accessible to underrepresented groups.
Tricia Jones and Resolutionary Partner program participants
Temple receives $1.7 million grant for new youth violence prevention initiative
A new $1.7 million grant allows Temple to lead a collaboration on a violence prevention program for at-risk youth.
Judges and a student at the science fair
Temple hosts Philadelphia students for Carver Science Fair
For decades, Temple has hosted the Carver Science Fair, which celebrates young scientists throughout Philadelphia and gives them an opportunity to present STEM projects across disciplines.
Jazmin Evans standing with her arms crossed on campus
Graduate student in search of kidney transplant
Jazmin Evans, a Temple University graduate student, is not letting kidney disease keep her from achieving her goals.
Six people at a wheelchair repair workshop. The instructor is repairing a manual wheelchair. One of the students is using a wheelchair.
TechOWL receives a $500,000 grant to open a community lab in North Philadelphia
TechOWL, Pennsylvania’s designated Assistive Technology Act program, has received a $500,000 grant to create a community space in North Philadelphia.
The opening of the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry dental clinic
Temple opens new dental clinic in North Philadelphia elementary school
The clinic will provide preventative oral care to students at the William D. Kelley School.