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 44 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).
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. 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.