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Owls on the Block Fellowship



The fellowship will span the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters.


  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and ability to commit between two to five hours of time per week, including some weekday evenings and weekends
  • Must be a current Temple undergraduate student living off-campus
  • Must demonstrate a history of commitment to community service and desire to be a good neighbor


The Good Neighbor Committee, Division of Student Affairs, and the Office of Sustainability are seeking outstanding undergraduate students interested in community engagement to serve as Temple University Owls on the Block Fellows. Owls on the Block is a new peer education and leadership development program wherein fellows lead community building, outreach and litter reduction efforts in support of the Good Neighbor Initiative.

Fellows will lead a peer education program and model good neighbor behavior by
  • Learning about the history and culture of the community in which they reside
  • Becoming intimately familiar the city’s resources and basic information about municipal recycling and trash programs
  • Attending city service tours throughout the academic year and working collaboratively with the Philadelphia Streets Department and Zero Waste and Litter Director, Nic Esposito
  • Organizing block clean-ups, welcome events, and other programming elements
  • Developing and maintaining systems of communication with student residents to deliver pertinent information and assist in troubleshooting problems
  • Participating in regular meetups and program evaluation with other fellows and Temple University staff

Complete the short answer question form and apply via Handshake by June 14th. Only applicants who complete both the question form and apply on Handshake will be considered.

Email with any questions.