University-Community Engagement

Partnering with the community to raise student academic achievement

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2013-2014 University-Community Engagement Grant Awardees (pdf)

University-Community Engagement (UCE) supports UC campus-community collaborations that raise student achievement, close achievement gaps, and increase college-going rates among low-income and disadvantaged students.

UCE  provides grants to UC campuses. These grants support campus efforts to build the capacity of community-based organizations to improve access to higher education in communities where academic preparation resources are limited.

Examples of current UC campus-community collaborative activity:

  • building a sustainable train-the trainers model for delivering a community relevant curriculum about preparing for community college while in high school;
  • training parents, teachers, and community volunteers as college mentors;
  • enlisting parents as full partners in providing intensive mathematics instruction;
  • promoting educational opportunities for foster care youth.