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Students helping in the community

Service Learning

Service Learning is a hallmark of the CCESL. Faculty incorporate community engagement components into their course content to enhance student learning. Students complete 10 hours of service and receive the "SL" designation on their official transcript.

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Community Engagement Grants

CCESL awards small project stipends to UHD students and staff each semester to carryout creative and innovative projects that create a positive impact in the Houston area.

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Community Engagement Work Study

Students who have been awarded federal work study awards through the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid are eligible to use these funds to work at select off-campus non profit organizations in the Houston area.

Students serving the community


UHD students, staff, faculty and friends gather together on National Days of Service to perform service projects all over the Houston area. GatorServe events help the UHD community fulfill its duty to our neighbors and helps students gain lasting experiences!