United to Serve

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United to Serve is a system-wide initiative of The University of Texas to unite all of the campuses in service. Every spring since 2004, students, administrators, faculty, and staff across the 15 system  institutions have volunteered their time  and talents for service projects from health fairs to senior service programs to neighborhood clean-ups coordinated for United to Serve week.

This year, a week highlighting service will be held March 23–29, during which the new Longhorn Center for Civic Engagement (LCCE) will host United to Serve: Engaging a Campus, Serving a Community.

Events for this week will include a mini-conference focused on service-learning and community-based research, and the Campus Environmental Center’s Trash to Treasure sale, and .  The week will culminate with The Project follow-up workday, where students will return to the Holly/East Caesar Chavez community as we continue our two year relationship with this community.

Tuesday, March 25 

Trash to Treasure Pre-Sale: Campus Environmental Center

             10,000 Roses: White Rose Society

Wednesday, March 26

             Foundation Communities Open House: Foundation Communities

10,000 Roses: White Rose Society

Thursday, March 27       

SERVEtalks: Engaging a Campus, Serving a Community: Longhorn Center for Civic Engagement

Friday, March 28             

            Trash to Treasure Sale: Campus Environmental Center

Saturday, March 29         

           The Project Follow-up Day: Longhorn Center for Civic Engagement

 

If you had to miss SERVEtalks: Engaging a Campus, Serving a Community, here are a few of the presentations:

Project MALES

Texas City Labs

Longhorn Center for Civic Engagement

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Serve Get out there and volunteer with your fellow Longhorns!  There are events on campus and throughout Austin during the week, set up specifically for United to Serve.

Reflect Take some time to discuss your volunteer experience with your friends and organizations.  LCCE staff and students can also come visit your group to lead a facilitated discussion.  Interested?  Email us:  civicengagement@austin.utexas.edu

Celebrate Recognize the good work of others – check out The Tower Awards, the Swing Out Awards, and the National Presidential Service Award.