Community Engagement

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.
July 19, 2017
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.
July 3, 2017
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.
June 23, 2017
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.
children smiling as they watch a robot at Temple Ambler EarthFest.
Support community, clean water and education through OwlCrowd
Bringing clean water to a village in Peru and giving books to children are among the current OwlCrowd campaigns’ goals.
Dr. Joseph D’Orazio holding naloxone in a trauma bay at Temple Hospital.
Faculty join city task force to fight opioid crisis
Four Temple researchers were recruited to join the Mayor’s Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.
Temple students at computers helping residents file their taxes.
For accounting students, a decade of helping the community
Temple’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program is marking 10 consecutive years of income-tax service for local residents.
A female Temple student interacting with high school students in a classroom.
Temple partners in $29 million GEAR UP grant for college readiness
Temple’s participation in GEAR UP with the School District of Philadelphia aligns with many efforts to promote access to higher education.
Amy Goldberg and Scott Charles speaking to students in a trauma bay.
Cradle to Grave marks 11 years teaching about gun violence
The program at Temple University Hospital has been proven to reduce youth’s proclivity toward violence.
Rasheedah Phillips standing in front of a wall with a calendar and posters.
Making space for the future
Using Afrofuturism as the theme, Rasheedah Phillips, CLA ’05, LAW ’08, challenges perceptions of blackness in the past, present and future.