Calling All UHD Gators: Get Ready to Serve Your Community!
By Sheryl E. Taylor
UHD’s Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL) is virtually hosting its annual Community Partners Fair, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
As previous years, this year’s fair will provide a venue for community partners from across Greater Houston to share their work and opportunities for involvement with the UHD community. The event encourages collaborations for student volunteers, staff grant projects, faculty service-learning projects, and work-study students for their organizations.
“Amid all the challenges presented by the pandemic, social distancing is limiting how we engage with communities and requiring innovation and creative thinking to continue to reach affected populations,” said Caroline Smith, Assistant Director of CCESL. “The Community Partners Virtual Fair is the perfect opportunity to discover how the UHD Community can get involved with those who serve the Houston community and lend a helping hand.”
To register for the Community Partners Fair, RSVP today. When registering, select UHD Login in the Existing User section and enter your UHD login credentials.
For questions or more information contact Caroline Smith, CCESL Assistant Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.