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Neighborhood & Community Engagement Initiatives

Temple University is at the center of an ever-growing surrounding community, one filled with several small businesses and opportunities that do not receive the recognition that they deserve. ReimagineTU aims to propose a collaborative experience with the many small businesses and students on campus by potentially hosting podcasts at these different locations where students are able to converse with the small businesses of Philadelphia about certain topics, some of which are taken from an active/open chat box where both students and organizations can leave comments, questions, and concerns to be answered—morphing the once destructive image of Temple students into a constructive bond between the students of Temple University and the surrounding community. Alongside this initiative, ReimagineTU plans to host open town halls for students and community residents and provide service/volunteer resources for students to become more involved within the community (including the Temple University Police Department’s “Toys for Tots” event); it is crucial for both the community and the students of this University to collaborate.

Back to School Night

ReimagineTU is aiming to engage with a younger community in a school supply drive, in which students can volunteer.

Breaking it down...

(Written by Kiyah Hamilton, VP Candidate)


ReimagineTU understands that there’s a disconnect between local families in North Philadelphia and Temple students, to bridge that gap, ReimagineTU hopes to hold a “Back to School Night” for local children and their families. Leading up to the event TSG would look for donations for things such as clothes and school supplies to provide to those in need and the event would include local barbers and hairstylists to provide kids with confidence as they prepare to go back to school. ReimagineTU’s “Back to School Night” would be held in the Liacouras center and would also include activities for local families to partake in. The community surrounding Temple is just as important as the student body, ReimagineTU understands that and wants to be another resource for local families in the area. 

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