student engagement


2013-2014 Mid-Year Update

Our Inaugural Semester

The Bonner Leaders Program at the University of Houston has had a banner first semester. In August we welcomed our inaugural class—the largest Bonner inaugural class ever. They stepped into an environment in which they are expected to lead, and they have not disappointed.

The mid-year update contains a look at some of their projects and accomplishments. They have accomplished an astonishing amount in just fourteen weeks. They’ve revitalized the campus community garden, started a new recycling program, applied to the Clinton Global Initiative University, and represented our campus at the national Bonner Congress. They’ve also been building their program. Students wrote a constitution, elected a leadership council, and are now engaged in the process of recruiting and selecting next year’s class.

Click the image at right to read more about what we’ve been working on.



A Vison for Engaged, Community-Based Learning

Welcome to the Bonner Leaders Program at the University of Houston! We’re excited about the way service leadership and engaged learning are taking shape at UH, and want to share part of our vision with you.

It’s no secret that there are important challenges nationally with the way learning environments on college campuses are structured: many students report a lack of engagement, and this contributes to them not feeling like they are part of their campuses and their communities. Many capable students drop out partly because of this, while others leave because they don’t see the compelling connections between their chosen fields of study and the real world. At the same time, colleges and universities could do a much a better job of being partners in addressing pressing issues in their neighborhoods, cities, and regions.

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