University of Texas at AustinDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement


The UT Public Engagement Team (PET) assists with outreach efforts for the Colony Park Sustainable Community Initiative planning process and offers capacity building support for the neighborhoods surrounding the project site. Read more about the project here.

What’s New:


Effective Communication and Team Building Skills
October 15, 6-7:30 p.m.

LBJ High School Library
7309 Lazy Creek Dr.
Austin, TX 78724

This interactive workshop will cover the basics of conflict resolution, negotiation, power dynamics, and effective collaboration specifically designed for community leaders, school officials, and parents. It will be facilitated by Dr. Monica Scamardo, founder and president of Variate Consulting, an Austin-based company dedicated to empowering organizations to reach their goals by investing in people. Snacks and beverages provided!

For Spanish speakers:sat2

Programa de Educación para Compradores de Vivienda
el 20 de Septiembre, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

701 Tillery Street, Suite A-3
Presentado por Frameworks, Corporación de Desarrollo Comunitario

¡Este taller le pondrá en el camino correcto para ser dueño de su propia vivienda! La finalización de este curso satisface el componente de educación para compradores de vivienda y los programas de empoderamientos financieros como el Programa de Asistencia de pago de enganche de la ciudad (DPA), y algunos del Condado de Travis y el Estado de Texas.


HousingSmarts Counseling
September 13, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Turner-Roberts Recreation Center | 7201 Colony Loop Drive
Presented by Neighborhood Housing and Community Development (NHCD)

Considering buying your own home? This workshop will put you on the right track for homeownership! Completion of this training satisfies the homebuyer education component of NHCD’s other financial empowerment programs, such as Down Payment Assistance and Matched Savings Accounts.Application required for registration. More information: or call (512) 974-3100. Breakfast and lunch provided!

To register for these workshops or request more information, please email

Thank you to our sponsors!