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The Project is UT Austin’s largest day of student service. This university-wide event helps thousands of students, faculty, and staff each year connect with a different Austin neighborhood. It is organized and run by the Community Engagement Collective (CEC) and annually marks the culmination of a year-long partnership between the CEC and the selected neighborhood’s community leaders.


What is The Project?

"The Project" at the University of Texas at Austin represents a massive Day of Service that unites students, faculty, and staff for impactful volunteer work in Austin. This annual event rallies hundreds to address critical needs in local, focusing on activities supporting education, sustainability, and community engagement.

Central to its mission is the direct enhancement of an Austin neighborhood. Volunteers collaborate with community leaders to execute projects, from revitalizing public spaces to organizing educational workshops and supporting local initiatives, fostering tangible, positive change.

Beyond neighborhood improvement, The Project serves as a unifying force, bridging the university and Austin communities. It cultivates collaborative relationships, transcending boundaries, and fostering unity among participants. This collective effort strengthens bonds between the university and the city, emphasizing the transformative potential of community engagement and shared purpose among its diverse participants.

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