For the first time ever, the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) invited the Texas Exes to join University of Texas students for The Project. The Project is the university’s premier annual community service event that traditionally takes place in Austin on the last Saturday in February. By teaming up, the DDCE and the Texas Exes extended community service throughout the month of February around the globe through an initiative called Texas Exes Care About The Project. Fifty-three chapters hosted “Care” activities in their own communities.
From Lubbock to London, alumni of all ages helped prove that What Starts Here Changes the World in a variety of ways—they helped build houses, cleaned up parks and waterways, donated blood, volunteered at homeless shelters, and facilitated food and clothing drives. And the best part is that many of the chapters want to continue community service work throughout the year.
We are proud of the dedication to service and community engagement demonstrated by our alumni and students and hope that you are inspired by this video of Longhorns in action.