It may seem easy to assume that a star college athlete’s road to success has been neatly paved. But the truth of the matter is that Black male athletes graduate at lower rates than their non-Black counterparts and only a slim margin make it into professional sports. At this year’s… read more
Voting began January 4 in the Infinity Coaches’ Charity Challenge. UT Austin basketball coach Shaka Smart has chosen the Neighborhood Longhorns Program as his charity. NLP could receive up to $100,000 if Coach Smart prevails! Vote early and often. First round voting is between Jan. 4-24. During that round the… read more
It’s never too early to start thinking about college. We sat down with two alums who found their path to college through UT Outreach and the Neighborhood Longhorns Program.
Austin and Travis County partner with the DDCE to close opportunity gaps for young men of color.
Did you know DDCE manages the university-wide book blog Shelflife@Texas? Check out on of our top picks from this fall’s reading list.
At Laurel Ridge, Thomas Delgado is helping special-needs children (grades 4 through 12) discover their interest in the world around them.
Although Tonya King has just recently taken on her new role as Executive Principal at UT Elementary, she has been a part of the “Little Longhorn” family since the school’s very beginning.
Lucy Alejos puts low-income high school students on the path to college at Advise TX, a statewide program within the College Advising Corps that helps underserved high school students tackle the college application process and find a school that suits their needs.
UT Elementary Primes Students for Success in School and Beyond Just a few miles across the interstate from “the big UT,” there is a charter school filled with “Little Longhorns” dressed neatly in burnt orange polo shirts and khakis. Every morning, they all gather together for a hot breakfast and… read more