Community Engagement

A crowd of participants at a reentry job fair at Temple University.
Temple’s first annual reentry job fair provides hope for returning citizens
Temple provided a space for formerly incarcerated people to seek employment at its reentry job fair.
May 8, 2024
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Temple furthers its commitment to North Philadelphia with new Community Gateway
Learn about Temple’s new Community Gateway which offers a one-stop hub of free resources and services for residents in Philadelphia.
April 25, 2024
 Image of a student at Temple’s George Washington Carver Science Fair.
Temple’s science fair provides STEM education for young people
Temple’s annual science fair offers Philadelphia school students the chance to gain learning experiences through scientific inquiry and discovery.
March 27, 2024
Quaiser D. Abdullah named Philadelphia’s first director of Muslim engagement
Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker appointed Temple faculty member Quaiser D. Abdullah as leader of Muslim Engagement in a historic action.
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Temple Owls lead the fight against banning books by Black authors
Eric Cortes, KLN ’07, and Michael Robinson share an initiative that promotes banned books by Black authors in several states.
Image of Makerspace room in Temple University’s studio.
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.
Image of filming Stacey Harpster, a Temple professor for a documentary.
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.
Image of Ken Jacobsen speaking at the press conference.
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.
Tax return pictured.
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.
 An image of a camera used for filming The Second Trauma documentary.
Temple’s Logan Center gets to crux of complex community issues
Logan Center provides Temple students with real-world, investigative journalism experience.