Front Porch Gathering: Cultural Preservation and Place Making in the Age of Growth and Gentrification
Volunteer roles needed include but are not limited to: set-up, greeters/ushers, scribe, floaters, survey team.
As the “front porch” of The University of Texas at Austin (UT), the Community Engagement Center (CEC) initiates and stewards successful community-university partnerships that connect the resources of the university with individuals, groups, and institutions in historically and current underserved Austin communities. CEC's Front Porch Gathering represents UT's open door to the Austin community, providing time and space for community collaboration. Designed to activate more than just dialogue, the Front Porch series connects UT research and resources with engaged community organizations and community members to identify strategies, align efforts, and foster collaborative relationships. The monthly gathering works to address issues of equity, disparity, and access through active engagement.