Community Engagement

Temple Community Garden
Temple Community Garden helps combat food insecurity
A group of Temple students is working to reduce the impact of urban food deserts.
February 12, 2019
Ulicia Lawrence-Oladeinde
Pan-African Studies Community Education Program turns 40
Temple’s low-cost, non-credit continuing and basic adult education program is celebrating four decades of community service.
February 11, 2019
a student using an adaptive device
Ongoing project provides custom devices to children with cerebral palsy
Temple students recently delivered the specially designed adaptations to students at a West Philadelphia school.
January 3, 2019
groundbreaking for Laborers’ District Council Training and Learning Center
Laborers break ground on $22 million training center on North Broad
Local laborers, politicians and neighborhood partners are celebrating a new training facility coming to North Broad Street.
engineers inside the greenhouse
Engineering students improve urban farm in senior design project
Students are designing and implementing sustainable improvements at an urban farm that serves the community.
elementary school students playing instruments
Repaired instruments return to Philadelphia schools
Musical instruments fixed through Temple’s Symphony for a Broken Orchestra project are being returned to local schools.
Michael Clemmons at Temple
Bridging the gap between community, resources
Temple University’s newly created Center for Community Partnerships will support education and career opportunities for Philadelphians.
men cleaning the street near Temple's campus
Temple tackles trash problem block by block
Temple partners with a local rehabilitation center to clean up the neighborhood.
Shirley Moy sitting at a diner counter
A Q&A with Shirley Moy
Moy, a longtime Temple staffer with decades of experience in workforce development, took the reins as executive director of the new Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative this summer.
alpha center rendering
Alpha Center: Your questions answered
The proposed Alpha Center will house an early childhood education center and other services.
students packing backpacks
Temple earns new Guinness World Records title
Temple doubled the previous record for most backpacks stuffed with school supplies in one hour, packing more than 6,000.
Steven Zhu and two restaurant owners
Initiative targets health disparities by reducing salt in takeout food
The Healthy Chinese Takeout Initiative works to reduce salt consumption and hypertension among Philadelphians.
Allie Sokoloff and Tyler Kmiec
Temple, state help employees become homeowners
Temple’s Home Ownership Program is being bolstered by reinstated Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency grants.