Community Engagement

a graduate accepting his diploma
Teaching tech
A new partnership between Project HOME and Temple University offers job training to local residents.
December 13, 2017
Diana “D” Rich, a student, receiving a customized visor for her communication device.
From cardboard comes possibilities
The students from the HMS School in West Philadelphia received customized, life-changing fittings through a collaborative Temple project.
December 12, 2017
Two patient ambassador students talking with a patient
Temple students make impact one patient at a time
The At Your Service Volunteer Intern Program has dramatically increased the number of student interns from 15 to 85 in about four years.
December 5, 2017
Hands holding a drum with a slit in it
Mending the music
This weekend, instruments rescued by Temple Contemporary for its ‘Symphony for a Broken Orchestra’ will be played in their damaged state during a concert to showcase their potential.
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.
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.”
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.
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.