HOUSTON – Students at UTHealth School of Public Health were invited to participate in a day of service to "launch" into public health practice. The "Launch into Public Health" day provided students with an opportunity to step outside the classroom and into public health practice during the days scheduled for new student orientation for the fall semester.
Students volunteered at the Houston Food Bank, the San Antonio Food Bank, the Stewpot Alliance in Dallas, and Central Health in Austin.
Students who volunteered at the food banks helped prepare food for those in need of assistance.
At the Stewpot Alliance in Dallas, students helped with its annual benefit luncheon, "Soup's On!" Stewpot aids people and families who are at risk of or are experiencing homelessness. The service was centered on painting bowls for its fundraiser. The bowls are given to event attendees. Students completed 100 of the 700 bowls required for the event. It was an exciting way to begin the new school year by building camaraderie and giving back to the community.
Partnering with Central Health in Austin, students helped provide school supplies for an upcoming school supply drive.
View photos from the spring 2018 day of service on Flickr in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. You may also view photos of orientation in El Paso, Houston and San Antonio.