The Center for Community Engagement has compiled a list of resources and volunteering opportunities for the community to use. You can find information and resources about COVID-19 assistance, donations, testing sites, and volunteering.
The 2021 Tower Awards were held on Wednesday, April 28th on Zoom, making it the first ever virtual Tower Awards ceremony. Since 1992, the Tower Awards have been presented annually to honor excellence in community service among UT students, faculty, and staff, as well as organizations in the community who… read more
Join Stephanie Lang & Jacki Hecht this Thursday, March 4th from 9:30-10:00am on KAZI for the ZUMBI Radio Show! Our guest this month, Jacki Hecht, has a masters’ degree in Oncology Nursing and is the Managing Director of the AMEN program at the UT Austin School of Nursing. In… read more
The LatinX/Hispanic community in Austin has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic of COVID-19. Many have lost their jobs, reliable sources of income, faced housing and food insecurities, and are battling mental health issues. What is even more, the Latinx/Hispanic community is facing higher hospitalization rates, vaccination shortages, and higher… read more
Register Today! Austin-area residents are invited to participate in The Community Classroom: A Space for Learning and Advocacy, which offers low-cost courses designed to equip participants with the advocacy skills they need to make a positive difference in their neighborhoods. Developed by UT Austin’s Center for Community Engagement, the classes… read more
By Jessica Sinn • January 21, 2021 Dear Longhorns, As we begin the spring semester, I would like to introduce myself and tell you how honored I am to serve as the next vice president of diversity and community engagement. On Dec. 14, I was appointed as the Division of Diversity and Community… read more
On October 29th, the Austin City Council approved $40,000 to invest in the Colony Park Sustainable Community Initiative (CPSCI). This investment will contribute to the Initiative’s 8 Pillar plan, including improved mobility, access to healthy food, and improved educational opportunities for the community. Check out the article below about our… read more
Join the Community Integrated Health Initiative on Friday, November 13th for CIHI’s 1st Annual Health Equity Summit! The event will take place virtually from 10 am – 2 pm CST. There will be 3 speakers, a student panel, a live DJ set, and a book giveaway. Registration is free and open… read more
The CCE has created a page that includes UT holiday service opportunities, such as ways to help with food insecurity, gifts to give children and families, and a virtual holiday concert for seniors. Check it out here. Happy Holidays!
A Movement not a Moment: Reflections, Outcomes, and Strategies for Sustained Civic Engagement Recap | October 2020 On the night of October 20th, the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) held its Front Porch Gathering for the fall of 2020. The event was focused on driving discussion for developing effective… read more
Named in honor of Afro-Brazilian Freedom Fighter Zumbi dos Palmares, ZUMBI brings you interviews with community members whose work informs and impacts the beauty and richness of Black life throughout the diaspora. ZUMBI host, Stephanie L. Lang, is a multi-generational Austin resident and community curator working to preserve the history… read more