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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) 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.