CCESL Reaching Out to Recent Grads for AmeriCorp Vista Program
The UHD Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL) is reaching out to recent UHD graduates who may be interested in participating in participating in a Community Engagement Work-Study Internship Development program with AmeriCorp VISTA.
VISTA’s role will be to develop partnerships between the UHD community and local nonprofit organizations to implement internship positions, develop a database of possible grant vendors and library of templates for responses on grant applications, and assist with grant writing for funding of internships. These positions will provide temporary, part-time employment to UHD students with a financial need and meet the needs of the community through designated partner organizations in Houston that focus on low-income neighborhoods.
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.