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University of Houston-Downtown

Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL)

  • UHD CJ students at reentry training

    UHD Criminal Justice Students Participate in Reentry Program

  • UHD Students at the 2016 MLK Parade in downtown Houston

    UHD Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Giving Back: Faculty, Staff, Students Volunteer at House of Tiny Treasures

  • President Flores Attends Annual Charity Ball

  • UHD's English Language Institute Helps Reduce Poverty and Hunger

  • Students Manage Special Reading Program for Incarcerated Youth

​​​Community engagement describes the collaboration between the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) and its larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

The purpose of UHD's community engagement is the partnership of knowledge and resources with the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good. 

Signature Events

Buffalo Bayou Service Project​
United Nations
The Big Read
Homeless Youth Count
Walk 2 Vote




Last updated 1/21/2016 3:51 AM