Community Engagement

Community Engagement, as part of the Office of Community Affairs, creates and coordinates community outreach opportunities that increase awareness and support for the College's programs and services. Partnerships are established and maintained with churches, schools, universities, school districts, and community organizations to increase enrollment, especially with under-served populations.

ACC Town Hall Quarterly Meetings
Date Topic Presenter

Saturday August 3, 2019
Time: 1:30-3:00 pm
Location: Millenium Youth Entertainment Complex
1156 Hargrave St. Austin, TX 78702

Why Teens of Color Should Start College Early

Dr. Melissa Biegert and Dr. Shasta Buchanan

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Time: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Location: Millenium Youth Entertainment Complex
Millenium Youth Entertainment Complex

Beyond Students With A Purpose

Clarence Watson

Building Bridges: Informal Community Conversations

Monthly meetings led by the County Sheriff’s Department to engage community partners to discuss resources with a focus on equity and inclusion.  ACC has an opportunity to present our programs and services on the second Friday of each month.

Location: 1709 E. 12th Street, Austin, Texas 78702 | Map
Time: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Date Speaker Topic
Feb. 8, 2019
Dr. Chantae Recasner
Dean, Faculty Development 
Dr. Samuel Echevarria-Cruz 
Dean, Liberal Arts Social Behavioral Sciences 
Erica Breedlove 
Manager, Employment and Outreach Services

ACC's Equity in Hiring Process

Mar. 3, 2019
Charlotte Gullick
Creative Writing Department Chair
Azzurra Crispino 
Associate Philosophy Professor

Dr. Chantae Recasner
Dean, Faculty and Instructional Development 
Changes in Curriculum to Engage Underserved Populations 
Apr. 12, 2019

Haydeana Gavaria
Manager, Staff and Professional Development & Evaluation 

Nicole Bell
Coordinator Staff Development 
How is ACC Providing Equity Training and Assessing It's Staff?
May. 10, 2019 Garret Groves, Vice President, Business and Industry Partnerships How is ACC Centralizing Equity In Its Strategic Plan?
Jun. 14, 2019 Dr. Erasmus Addae, Associate Vice President, Distance Education. How is ACC's Distance Learning Reaching Underserved Populations?
Jul. 12, 2019
Ursula Pike
Instructional Initiatives Coordinator, Office of Academic Programs
How Free College Textbooks Promote Equity
Aug. 9, 2019 Donald Tracy
Director, Continuing Education Business & Marketing
Transition to Work for Justice Involved Populations