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Spring GatorServe Set For Jan. 21

This spring, the University of Houston-Downtown’s (UHD) Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) will host its bi-annual event, GatorServe, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21 at Bryce-Dorian Park (2000 Erastus St.).

The event, which coincides with the annual National Day of Service held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is a UHD tradition that brings together students, faculty and staff, alumni, friends and family to complete student-led volunteer projects that serve the University's community partners.

For GatorServe Spring 2019, CCESL has chosen to focus its service projects in the nearby Fifth Ward community. The event will involve a wide range of service projects for volunteersfrom painting, gardening, neighborhood and bayou clean ups to helping local public schools with various tasks at their respective facilities.

CCESL is now seeking volunteers. Instructions for registration and how to register as a group are available on the GatorServe website. Volunteers will be provided transportation, lunch, a T-shirt, and all required materials for service projects.

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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.