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Community Engagement

The University of Texas at Austin fulfills its core mission by serving the people of Texas as a catalyst for positive social change. DDCE works to accomplish this goal by leveraging the university’s intellectual resources to cultivate mutually beneficial partnerships that address significant issues in Texas communities.

DDCE reaches beyond the campus walls and contributes to a synergy among community engagement initiatives that extend from the academic colleges, schools, and administrative units to community members and organizations. The resulting collaborative partnerships lead to dynamic community-university initiatives that promote equity, access and social justice.

HOGG foundation staffThe Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

The Hogg Foundation has been promoting mental health in Texas since 1940. It advances mental wellness for the people of Texas as a strategic grantmaker and by providing educational services and programs.


Inclusive Innovation and EntrepreneurshipInclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship

IIE is creating a space within the University’s reach that can serve as a bridge and an example for the entire community on how both private and public interests can work together to address the disparity and inequity wealth gap between communities.


Longhorn Center for Community EngagementThe Center for Community Engagement

Through programs and partnerships with other campus departments, the LCCE leverages campus resources to provide a nationally-recognized community and service learning based experience for students, volunteers, and community partners.


Regional Foundation LibraryTexas Grant Resource Center

For more than 50 years, the TGRC has connected grant seekers with grantmakers. It also provides free access to funding research tools and offers consultations for funding research for both nonprofit organizations and individuals.


The ProjectThe Project

The Project is one of the nation’s largest community-university days of service, attracting approximately 2,000 student volunteers each year who work in a selected underserved community in the Austin area.


UIL BasketballThe University Interscholastic League

Since 1910, the UIL has existed to provide educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music contests. It is the largest inter-school organization of its kind in the world and touches almost every community in Texas.


UT VolunteersUT Volunteers

UT Volunteers is a database of volunteer opportunities that will allow you to find the best fit service for you, based on your preferences.


Youth Protection ProgramThe Youth Protection Program

The YPP is committed to ensuring the safety of minors participating in camps or programs on university premises or participating in those programs sponsored or supported by the university.