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Service learning combines conventional academic instruction with participation in direct, meaningful community service. More than a volunteering opportunity, service learning furthers educational goals while promoting a sense of civic responsibility and community commitment. From focused instruction and concept discussions with classmates to practical, real-world application and after-the-fact reflection and assessment, the learning process becomes a much richer and more well-rounded experience.

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News & Events


Partner networking  Community Partner Breakfast

  Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

  College Park Center

The Partner Breakfast brings together UT Arlington Faculty and Staff with regional Community Partners and Agencies, providing a wonderful opportunity to network and build strong partnerships, in addition to creating collaboration for student service and service learning.  Registration will begin in August.

Questions?  Contact us at (817) 272-2124.

Apply to become a Community Partner with CCSL and UT Arlington! 


Faculty Service Learning Award

(in memory of Nella K. Stone, RN)


Dr. Amaro-JiménezCarla Amaro-Jiménez

 Assistant Professor of Bilingual/ESL Education & Director of Pathways to College Access and Career Readiness
 Department of Curriculum & Instruction               
(with donors-Jud & Jan Stone of FirstRate)


Norma FigueroaNorma Isa Figueroa

Assistant Professor 
School of Architecture, Interior Design Program


Faculty Service Award

Leisa Martin

 Leisa Martin

Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education
Department of Curriculum & Instruction


Mary Ridgway Service Learning Undergraduate Student Award

   Todd Russell, Art & Art History  &  Kerri King, Criminology

Carolynn A. Barros Service Learning Graduate Student Award

   Kharrolyn Amissah-aidoo, Architecture  

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UT Arlington wins Ford challenge for diabetes projectFord C3 Photo

UT Arlington students from multiple academic disciplines will combine efforts to help educate lower-income, diverse community groups about diabetes prevention and control through a new, $25,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund.

The award supports university efforts to address an urgent community need through a service-learning project.

“We are honored to receive this award,” says Frank Lamas, vice president for Student Affairs. “This is an opportunity for our students to use the knowledge and skills they are developing at UT Arlington to improve the lives of those in our community who are living with diabetes or at risk for developing the disease.” The Center for Community Service Learning will guide students’ work.

Through the Ford grant, students will create educational videos in Spanish and other languages for public health outreach purposes. Students from art, business, communication, education, engineering, film, nursing, and urban affairs will work with Mission Arlington to reach at-risk groups.

Read more about the Ford College Community Challenge at UT Arlington.

UT Arlington is a 2010 Carnegie Community Engaged Campus

Carnegie Foundation

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Honor Roll

UT Arlington has had a consistent showing on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since 2006.

Learn more about the Honor Roll