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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)—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.