Community Engagement

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Helping Philadelphia middle schoolers get ready for college at Temple
Temple launches a Saturday College program that teaches students from Philadelphia middle schools how to prepare for college.
February 7, 2024
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Temple professor and students featured in documentary about forcibly displaced Ukrainians
In a Bridges 2030 film, producer Fernando Ramirez amplifies the voices of forcibly displaced people from Ukraine to safety in Philadelphia.
January 31, 2024
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Temple Law and Councilmember Thomas partner on groundbreaking NIL bill
The first-of-its-kind bill will support local high school athletes in name, image and likeness negotiations.
January 30, 2024
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Temple’s free VITA program returns for 17th year
Community members can have their tax returns prepared through Temple’s VITA program.
Amber James and Leroy Wimberly packing Thanksgiving dinners.
Department of Public Safety distributes turkeys to community
Temple’s Department of Public Safety gives back this Thanksgiving
Len Clark, director of emergency management (left), standing with Joe Spera, director of technology for Temple’s Public Safety Department, visited a class to speak about Veterans Day.
Third-grade students salute Temple University Public Safety employee-veterans, present ‘Thank you for your service’ cards ahead of Veterans Day
Temple’s Department of Public Safety staff includes more than a dozen veterans. Now, they’re sharing lessons they’ve learned from their service to students from Paul L. Dunbar School.
Aamanee hugs a Temple Police officer
Hero Temple University police officers reunite with West Philadelphia girl they helped deliver on North Broad Street 10 years ago
Hero Temple University Police Officers meet child they helped deliver 10 years ago.
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Temple’s Logan Center gets to crux of complex community issues
Logan Center provides Temple students with real-world, investigative journalism experience.
A CST student works with a high school student
CST’s STEM-UP program inspires high school students to explore STEM careers
STEM-UP received an Inspiring Programs in STEM Award for its efforts to increase representation of people from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM.
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.
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.
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STAR students light the path for reentry
Temple students give back through the Supervision to Aid Reentry (STAR) program.
 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.