Last Monday, hundreds of community members gathered at the Forty Acres to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Starting at 9 a.m. at the MLK Statue on the East Mall, the public enjoyed a brief opening ceremony then proceeded to march to the State Capitol… read more
Dr. Ryan A. Miller, director of the Office for Inclusion and Equity at UT Austin, has been honored with the 2016 Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year Award from NASPA. This award is designed to encourage high quality research relevant to college student services administration and to student affairs.… read more
The 22nd annual community celebration honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will begin at The University of Texas at Austin and proceed to the State Capitol and on to Huston-Tillotson University campus where events and entertainment will continue until 3 p.m. When: 9 a.m., Monday, Jan. 18… read more
Interested in volunteering at a local nonprofit, but not sure where to start? The Longhorn Center for Community Engagement (LCCE) can help. A list of volunteer opportunities can be found on utvolunteers.org, UT’s service database powered by Austin startup GivePulse. This volunteer management database streamlines the volunteering process, offering a… read more
Three education pipeline programs within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement received a total of $71,000 in grants from the Michael and Alice Kuhn Foundation. The grantees are: McNair Scholarship Program ($20,000) will provide low-income, first-generation college students funds to visit a graduate school of their choice or attend… read more
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.