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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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 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 awarded UHD 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.