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)—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.