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.
The Austin Community Advisory Council meets once a year with the responsibility to guide the DDCE in promoting excellence through educational initiatives and community engagement.
Located at 1009 E. 11th Street, the CEC serves as home base for many of the DDCE’s activities, research, and partnerships. It also develops mutually beneficial partnerships that serve historically underserved communities.
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.
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.
For more than 50 years, the TGRC has connected grant seekers with grant makers. It also provides free access to funding research tools and offers consultations for funding research for both nonprofit organizations and individuals.
Housed within the Community Engagement Center, the Social Justice Institute brings together faculty, students, staff, and community partners to collaborate on specific social justice oriented projects and dialogues.
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.
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 Volunteers is a database of volunteer opportunities that will allow you to find the best fit service for you, based on your preferences.
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.