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
8.5.17
Campus Carry Chief Lynn Dixon
12.2.17 Using Data to Transform the Story of Student Success Dr. Willie Martinez
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
6.30.17
ACC Analysis of Student Academic Progress Dr. Willie Martinez
7.14.17 ACC Talks – Town Halls with Alumni MaryAnn Cicala
8.11.17 Equity, Inclusion and Workforce Trends Clark Shaffer
9.8.17 ACC Equity Report Card Dr.Stephanie Hawley
9.29.17 Huston-Tillotson University Programs & Services Julianne Hanckel
10.13.17 Health Sciences at ACC Patricia Recek
11.10.17 Special Populations: Disability Services Steve Christopher
12.8.17 Special Populations: Support Center Steve Christopher
12.29.17 TBD Dr. Stephanie Hawley
1.12.18 Equity Summit Dr. Stephanie Hawley
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 Equity, Inclusion and Workforce Trends Clark Shaffer
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

Time:
12:30 – 2 p.m.

Location:
Cedar Park Library
550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park, TX

Dates:
9.21.17
10.12.17
11.9.17
12.14.17

Time:
12:30 – 2 p.m.

Location:
Hays Campus Room 1203
1200 Kohlers Crossing
Kyle,TX 78640

Dates:
9.21.17
10.12.17
11.9.17
12.14.17

 Engaging Communities

The community should be included in dialogues, discussions, planning, and   decision-making in efforts that will affect them. Effective community engagement  involves mutual accountability. Agency leaders and communities respectfully support each other and recognize their common interests.

-hhs.texas.gov

Collaborating Across Systems

Networks and coalitions of gatekeepers and advocates seek sustainable solutions across institutional lines. Collaborating across systems involves building and maintaining networks and coalitions of gatekeepers and advocates that are representative of culturally diverse populations. These collaborations may take many forms but should focus their efforts on improving access to services. Data should be examined by race and ethnicity, and current approaches and innovations should be monitored and evaluated and shared with communities.

– hhs.texas.gov