New UH Institute Combines Real-World Learning and Community Engagement

A new UH institute, celebrated at a formal launch ceremony Friday, aims to expand such real-world learning experiences for students and to improve the quality of life in greater Houston. Called the Advancing Community Engagement and Service Institute, it serves as the hub of service learning at UH.

The ACES Institute team will work with faculty and staff across disciplines to develop well-designed service learning courses and opportunities for students. The institute also will offer training, collect data and conduct research to promote high-quality programs that could be replicated nationwide.