Partnerships That Make a Difference: Ignite Serves and The Leadership and Service Living and Learning Community

As part of the university’s successful Carnegie Community Engagement Classification application process, the Office of Research and Engagement has compiled a list of fifty of UT’s best community-campus partnerships. The university will be celebrating its status as an engaged institution throughout the year by featuring these individual examples in articles that highlight their unique contribution to the community.

Ignite Serves

Ignite Serves engages approximately 500 incoming students each year in community service and leadership development. First-year students make a connection with a variety of local nonprofit agencies and the UT community.

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The Leadership and Service Living and Learning Community

The Leadership and Service Learning Community is a living and learning community that allows students to put into practice the tenets of servant leadership and theories of social justice that are learned in the classroom while working with community partners.

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