University of Houston College of Education
University of Houston
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the leading public research university in the vibrant international city of Houston. Each year, we educate more than 40,750 students in more than 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, on campus and online. UH awards more than 8,000 degrees annually, with more than 230,000 alumni.
The mission of the University of Houston (UH) is to offer nationally competitive and internationally recognized opportunities for learning, discovery and engagement to a diverse population of students in a real-world setting. UH offers a full range of degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral and professional levels and pursues a broad agenda of research and creative activities. As a knowledge resource to the public, the university builds partnerships with other educational institutions, community organizations, government agencies, and the private sector to serve the region and impact the world.
Core Values and Volunteer Efforts
College of Education
We are changing the world through teaching, leadership, health promotion, counseling and research. We’re in the perfect position – located in the most diverse region in the nation and at a vigorous Tier One institution. Our students and faculty know how the future will look and how to make it a better place.
UH Community Schools Partnership
The UH Community Schools Partnership (UHCSP initiative) was established to serve the schools in the Historic Third Ward. UHCSP initiative will coordinate with district and school leadership to help guide and fuel school improvement efforts. UH’s future and the future of this local community surrounding UH are interconnected. This strategic PK-12 partnership initiative led by the College of Education brings together students, staff and faculty and community surrounding the university in partnership to share knowledge and resources to meet real community needs through service learning to educate the change agents of tomorrow. In partnership with the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation through the Connect4Literacy initiative UH faculty, staff and students will serve schools in the Historic Third Ward.
Why Service Learning?
The UHCSP initiative will enhance UH students’ education through service learning projects. Faculty will be able to engage students with a teaching method that departs from the lecture-driven classroom, providing increased student contact and contributing to student development. Student involvement in community service contributes to faculty productivity by helping them identify areas for research and publication related to current issues. Service learning allows faculty to make connections between their academic discipline and social issues and problems. The community impact of a service learning component in the schools will be powerful. The schools will gain invaluable assistance in addressing community needs while also accessing affordable professional development. By contributing to the educational process, the community will build a positive relationship with the university and gain access to university resources. UH can and will make a significant contribution to improving the quality of life in the communities surrounding the university through Service learning.
For more information or questions regarding the UHCSP Initiative or service learning please email: CommunitySchoolsPartnership@uh.edu.
Attn: UH Student Volunteers
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