Temple University Chapter
Formed in October 2022, The Temple University Chapter is the first official collegiate chapter of The Accountability Initiative. This chapter is focused on identifying and addressing issues persistent both on Temple's campus and in the city of Philadelphia. TAI's Temple University Chapter aims to bridge the gap between the University and the North Philadelphia Community, educate students about their impact on their surrounding community, and encourage participation in meaningful community service.
Projects & Events
Starting January 2023, the Temple University Chapter of The Accountability Initiative and the Gun Violence Committee are looking to gather 100 Stories of individuals who have been affected by gun violence in Philadelphia. The objective of this campaign is to amplify the voices of these individuals, and share their experiences to current and prospective city leaders in an effort to highlight the urgency on the matter and demand change.
Trunk or Treat Halloween Event
The Temple University Chapter of The Accountability Initiative participated in a community Trunk-or-Treat event organized by Temple University's Black Law Student Association (BLSA) on October 31, 2022. The objective of this event was to provide North Philadelphia's youth a safe alternative to trick or treating for Halloween.
Community Anti-Gun Violence Rally
On October 8, 2022, TAI helped to organize and participate in an anti-gun violence rally & community resource day hosted by Temple University's Branch of the NAACP. Other Philadelphia-area community organizations and leaders were present for this event as well.
2022 Midterm Election GOTV Event
TAI was represented in a 2022 Midterm Election Get-Out-The-Vote Event on October 6, 2022 hosted by the Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Youth Engagement. This event featured a panel discussing the importance of voting, voter registration stations, resource tables for the community, and more.