Temple offers students, faculty and staff opportunities for community engagement and volunteerism across greater Philadelphia. 



The fifth largest city in the U.S., Philadelphia is a fantastic place to study, work and play. From its wealth of history to its renowned museums, from its bustling urban life to its famous cuisine, there is so much to do and see.

News and Media

The Philadelphia Tribune is the oldest continually running African-American newspaper. Founded in 1884 by Christopher James Perry, Jr., the paper covers news and events about Philadelphia’s African American community.

The Philadelphia Gay News is the area’s largest and oldest publication for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Started in 1975, the paper has tackled sensitive issues like LGBT suicide and homelessness.

AL DÍA News Media showcases the Latino experience in Philadelphia and the nation and fosters engagement through original content which includes a national news website fully available in English and Spanish, a newspaper, English-language events including media panels, political conversations, film screenings, and other ambitious content initiatives.

Good Neighbor Initiative 

Hosted by the Temple's Division of Student Affairs, the Good Neighbor Initiative seeks to build civilty and positive relations by students while residing in the North Philadelphia community. 


Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection

The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection is the nation's leading research facility for the study of the history and culture of people of African descent. This collection of over 30,000 items has materials on the global black experience.

Office of Community Relations

Find opportunities to volunteer in the Philadelphia community through Temple’s Office of Community Relations

The Center for Social Policy and Community Development

The Center for Social Policy and Community Development is committed to actively addressing social injustice. The office runs programs related to youth services workforce development, community and professional development and program evaluation and research.

Institute on Disabilities

The Institute on Disabilities provides inclusive education, development and support for students, faculty and community members involved with disabilities. Learn more