Community Engagement

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.
May 17, 2023
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.
May 5, 2023
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.
May 2, 2023
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.
Students participating in B4USoar on campus
B4USoar earns 2023 Inspiring Programs in Business Award
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized B4USoar, a high school outreach program at Fox School of Business, with a 2023 Inspiring Programs in Business Award.
A group of people standing around a table during a job fair at Temple University.
Temple’s Lenfest Center increases job opportunities for the North Philadelphia community
The Lenfest Center is a workforce hub helping to improve the quality of life for the North Philadelphia community.
Monica Hankins-Padilla poses on a park bench in the North Philadelphia community she serves.
Ex-cop wants to bring nonviolent, community-centered policing to neighborhoods across America
Temple University’s external relations director for campus safety created a nonviolent community-centered policing model.
President Wingard meeting with elected officials
President Wingard strengthens partnerships with elected officials
Elected leaders pledge support and resources for Temple and Philadelphia.
President Wingard and Provost Mandel meeting with Superintendent Watlington
President Wingard meets with Philadelphia School District superintendent
President Wingard and Superintendent Watlington discussed ways to build community partnerships in a recent meeting on campus.