Each year UHD participates in the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service and the September 11th National Day of Service. Students, faculty and staff gather together to complete service projects across the Houston area and give back to their communities.
To learn more about GatorServe, including how you can get involved, click here.
Buffalo Bayou Service Project (BBSP)
Each year departments
across UHD participate in the annual Buffalo Bayou Service Project. This
campus-wide project was created to help Houston-area high school
students gain a better understanding of the importance of Buffalo Bayou.
High school students are led through a series of activities created by
different academic departments and guided by UHD student volunteers. The
day culminates in a boat ride and tour of the bayou itself. BBSP
typically occurs the Friday closest to Earth Day each year.
If your high school campus is interested in participating in the next BBSP, please contact CCESL at CCESL@uhd.edu.
Community Engagement Showcase
Each year CCESL
celebrates the work of students, faculty and staff at UHD by holding a
showcase to present their work to their colleagues. Typically, this
showcase is held in conjunction with the Center for Teaching and
Learning Excellence's (CTLE) High Impact Practices (HIPs) showcase. The
showcase is a great way for students to get practice presenting their work both inside the classroom and in the community.
Community Engagement Luncheon
Held during the spring semester, the Community Engagement Luncheon is a chance for UHD students, faculty and staff to celebrate successful relationships made and strengthened with our community partners. Awards for student achievements in community engagement, community partner milestones and major accomplishments are highlighted at the event as well.
Community Partners Fairs
Community partners from across the Houston Metro area converge on UHD each semester to share their work and opportunities for involvement with the UHD community. Many of the partners in attendance garner student volunteers, staff grant projects, faculty service learning projects, and work study students for their organizations.
If you are interested in representing your organization at the next Community Partners Fair, please contact CCESL at CCESL@uhd.edu.