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Community Partners Fair Set For Aug. 27

Students, Faculty & Staff Are Welcome


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL) at UHD is hosting its annual Community Partners Fair, 10 a.m. – noon on Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the Academic Building, Room A300.

“The annual Community Partners Fair brings together community organizations and UHD faculty, staff and students to facilitate conversations about joint projects and volunteering opportunities,” said Dr. Poonam Gulati, director of CCESL and associate professor of microbiology and biology. “Faculty can design service learning projects and staff and students can begin to formulate project ideas for staff-led and student-led grants. With over 40 organizations represented, there is a wide variety of areas for the UHD community to explore.”

This will be the only Community Partners Fair for the upcoming academic year. So, if you need ideas for the fall, spring or next summer, the time is now.

Students are encouraged to attend. At the Fair, sign-in sheets will be available for any faculty members who are offering credit for attendance or via eventbrite. QR codes are also available on posted flyers throughout campus.

For more information, visit CCESL@uhd.edu or call 713-221-5235.

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.