Community Engagement

The best colleges respond to the immediate and emerging needs of their community through actions that reflect a deep understanding of those whom they serve. Presidents, administrators, and faculty embrace cultural and ethnic diversity, creating a welcoming environment for students.

Students and their families populate and enliven neighborhoods and businesses, working and living more harmoniously. Local government and residents galvanize champions around education reform that drives student success.

– achievingthedream.org

Community Engagement is a function of the Office of Equity and Inclusion. The section serves to assist in the development of meaningful and effective partnerships with groups and organizations who are equally committed to ensuring a more welcoming and supportive environment for all, regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, socio-economic status, or sexual orientation.

Date Topic Presenter
4.7.18 Business Opportunities at ACC Anthony Owens
8.4.18 Continuing Education Programs Dr. Hector Aguilar

1709 E. 12th Street, Austin, Texas 78702 (Map), 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Date Topic Presenter
2.9.18 Huston-Tillotson University Programs & Services Julianne Hanckel
3.9.18 “The Big Read” Charlotte Gullick
3.30.18 ACC Analysis of Student Academic Progress Dr. Soon Merz Flynn
4.13.18 Back to Work 50+ with AARP & ACC Linda Smarzik
5.11.18 ACC Educational Opportunities for Senior Citizens De’borah Pool
6.8.18 Employment Options at ACC Erica Breedlove
7.13.18 Overview of ACC Applied Tech, Multimedia & Public Service Brandon Whatley
Date Topic Presenter
7.18.17
ACC Talks – Town Halls with Alumni MaryAnn Cicala
8.1.17 Campus Carry Chief Lynn Dixon
8.22.17 “Mastering Manhood” Conference Mervin Jones & Joshua Banks
9.19.17 Women of Global Majority Summit Kristina Brown
10.17.17 White Male Privilege Awareness Jeff Johannigman
11.21.17 Resources & Support for students Re-entering from Incarceration De’borah Pool
11.28.17 Using Data to Transform the Story of Student Success Dr. Willie Martinez
12.19.17 Veteran’s Resources at ACC Mark Harden
1.16.18 ACC Educational Opportunities for Senior Citizens De’borah Pool
2.20.18 “Mastering Manhood” Next Steps + Food Pantry Frank Reid
3.20.18 Employment Options at ACC Erica Breedlove
4.3.18 Business Opportunities at ACC Anthony Owens
4.17.18 Back to Work 50+ with AARP & ACC Linda Smarzik
5.15.18 Foster Care Steve Christopher
6.19.18 Juneteenth & African American Cultural Center Roland Hayes
7.17.18 Overview of ACC Applied Tech, Multimedia & Public Service Brandon Whatley

Campus Conversations for Equity and Inclusion

These conversations are held at each campus throughout the semester to facilitate dialogue between faculty, staff, students and community members.  The dialogue is meant  to enhance relationships and share strategies for addressing how to increase student success, especially for underserved populations.