Community Engagement

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.
September 13, 2017
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.
September 11, 2017
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.
September 1, 2017
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.
A man talking with a police officer inside the new station
Campus Safety Services opens new station west of Broad Street
The station will provide more opportunities for communication between officers and the community at-large.
The Kornberg School of Dentistry at night
$1.5M grant to expand training in pediatric dental care
The project at Temple’s Kornberg School of Dentistry will improve access to care for underserved children by creating community-based rotations and enhancing training.
a nurse teaching students in a hospital room
Teens in foster care visit Temple to experience college
The College Bound Academy gives youth a chance to see what college is like and explore career paths.
Chera Kowalski, a Temple graduate, inside McPherson Square Library.
Alumna leads charge to prevent overdose deaths at library
Chera Kowalski, CLA ’07, a librarian at McPherson Square Library, is making headlines for helping fight the heroin epidemic.
Surgeon Amy Goldberg and outreach coordinator Scott Charles standing by ER doors
Bullet proof
Amy Goldberg and Scott Charles teach more than 1,000 people each year about the realities of gun violence.
Graduating students and Temple leaders talking at Carver's graduation ceremony.
Temple establishes Chairman’s Scholarship with neighboring high school
Temple University’s Chairman’s Scholarship was established in collaboration with George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science.
David Cohen presenting historian Charles L. Blockson with the Philadelphia Award
Charles L. Blockson receives 2016 Philadelphia Award
Blockson received the award, a nearly 100-year-old honor, for his service of the community through his work as a historian.
Two people talking at the job fair.
Connecting the community with careers
An Office of Human Resources initiative helps connect the community with employment opportunities through special events.
Volunteers working together to package food.
You came, you served, you gave
Through generous donations and volunteer work, Global Days of Service and Temple Toast were cheers-worthy events. See how much money was raised and learn more about some of the projects the Temple community supported.