Community Engagement

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.
October 18, 2018
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.
October 16, 2018
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.
September 24, 2018
a student helping a man at a computer
Intergenerational Center awarded Pew grant to support families caring for aging relatives
The $225,000 grant will support a collaborative effort between the College of Education’s Intergenerational Center and the Penn Memory Center.
Local leaders breaking ground at the Norris Homes development site
President Englert joins local officials, politicians for affordable housing groundbreaking
Temple is the educational partner on a $30 million federal grant supporting revitalization in the Norris Homes next to Main Campus.
A man running on North Broad Street giving Hooter a high five as he passes by.
During Philly Free Streets—and always—Temple celebrates North Broad
To celebrate a car-free North Broad Street as part of Philly Free Streets, Temple activated Camp T, a one-day summer camp to connect with neighbors.
Students in Temple's Urban Youth Leadership Academy
Urban Youth Leadership Academy fosters lifetime of opportunity
Urban Youth Leadership Academy propels middle school students toward high-school and college success.
Shirley Moy
Shirley Moy to lead North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative
Moy has led an illustrious career in workforce and community development and is a graduate of Temple’s School of Social Work.
fourth grade ESF Dream Campers performing
Local organization offers summer learning opportunities for underserved students
ESF Dream Camp, hosted by Temple University, offers underserved children the opportunity to supplement their education with innovative academic, social, emotional and recreational activities during the summer months.
Randi Jones and Leeanah McNew
Summer programs prepare high school students for college
Temple Summer Academy prepares high school students for college life.
Brook J. Lenfest
$4 million gift establishes Brook J. Lenfest Scholarship at Temple
The Brook J. Lenfest Endowed Scholarship Fund at Temple will initially support six scholarships for incoming freshmen, starting in fall 2018.
Children work together during the Norris Homes program
Shaping history: Community-led education program is first of its kind
Residents drive the after-school and summer camp program, while the College of Education provides tangential support and professional development.
A man wearing a business suit standing at a podium.
Department of Licenses and Inspections opens new office on Cecil B. Moore Avenue
L&I plans to hold monthly meetings with community organizations in the area to better understand community issues and needs.