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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 smithca@uhd.edu.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.