The Community Classroom is a series of courses offered to community members and residents that are taught by UT faculty, staff and community partners. These classes are designed to marry theory and practice and to offer a specific skill, knowledge, or expertise to support the work of Austin community members engaging with advocacy/activism efforts, or other community-based work.
Austin has the opportunity to reconcile its long-standing history of segregation, displacement and the development of inequitable communities east of I-35. The University of Texas at Austin’s (UT) Center for Community Engagement’s Community Housing Hub will serve to disrupt these political and social practices by working alongside vulnerable communities in the following areas of focus: research, preservation and advocacy.
CCE’s Front Porch Gathering represents UT’s open door to the Austin community, providing time and space for community collaboration. Designed to activate more than just dialogue, the Front Porch series connects UT research and resources with engaged community organizations and community members to identify strategies, align efforts, and foster collaborative relationships.