Community Engagement

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.
March 22, 2023
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.
March 20, 2023
Police officer and student shake hands
12 programs helping Temple Police invest in violence reduction in North Philadelphia
The External Relations Unit of TUPD is working to ensure that support systems are in place that will reduce and prevent violence in North Philadelphia.
March 8, 2023
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.
A smiling boy wearing a blue helmet and a cherry uniform rides a bike as part of a charity event.
How Temple’s Urban Bike Team is growing community safety through youth cycling
Temple Police teach bike safety and leadership skills to local youth through the Temple Urban Bike Team.
 North Philadelphia children receive holiday gifts from Temple University
Temple police host holiday party for 500 children in North Philadelphia
Temple police carry on a tradition of celebrating the holidays with neighborhood families for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A group of men and women standing in front of a box of turkeys around Thanksgiving at Temple.
A roundup of Temple events helping local families for Thanksgiving
Temple University donates turkeys and holiday meals for families in need across North Philadelphia.
President Wingard visiting Cristo Rey High School.
A presidential visit to North Philadelphia’s Cristo Rey High School
Temple President Jason Wingard makes a visit to Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School in North Philadelphia.
Students outside working on a garden.
Engineers Without Borders offers opportunity for meaningful experiential learning
Temple’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders allows students to design and implement sustainable projects for local and international communities.