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Project and Partner Placement 2014

Posted on August 13th, by Andrew Hamilton in Blog and Updates Content, bonner leader program, Uncategorized, Updates. No Comments

On this page you will register your current preference for the service work you’ll be doing in the fall. For now, don’t worry about transportation or other logistics, and this is not binding: just tell us which projects or partners sound most interesting to you. You will have a chance to learn more at the Annual Program Launch event, and the program directors will be working with students closely on placements.

You can register your first- and second-choice preferences using the drop-down menus below.


The Bonner Beach Brigade: A Group Blog

Over Spring Break 2014, Team Bonner took a trip to Padre Island National Seashore in south Texas. Instead of partying, Bonners cleaned up the barrier-island beaches. While there, the group of friends learned a lot about service, the hidden natural beauties that Texas has to offer, and how much impact a group of people can have on the environment–both good and bad. According to Bonner Louie Marquez, “Not only was it an incredible learning and bonding experience, it helped us find out how to conduct even better service learning in future years.”

Bonner Leaders joined the 6th Annual Port Mansfield beach cleanup organized by Kathie Bassler to provide some much needed peoplepower to the cause, which last year removed more than twenty tons of trash from the beach. According to Bonner Director Andrew Hamilton’s pre-trip letter, “that’s approximately the weight of … Read More »

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.

Student View: Audrey Cox on the Booker T. Washington Rocket Program

Bonner Leaders Program: Finding Promising Future Leaders

As a student in the General Business 2301 class at the University of Houston, I was given the opportunity to either choose a corporate case project or an ethics case project for a semester project. I chose to be involved in the “Innovate UH” corporate case project, which involved the creation and implementation of the Bonner Leaders Program for the University of Houston. One of the aspects of the project is to go into different high schools and do focus groups to gather information about what students are looking for in a program like Bonner and how we can make the program itself better.

My group’s sponsor for the project (through the University of Houston), Dr. Larry Hill, “hooked us up” with the High School for Engineering Professions program at Booker T. Washington High School … Read More »

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.

The Bonner Leaders Program at UH takes … Read More »

Bonner Leaders Program Requirements

Students may apply for Bonner Leaders if they meet the following criteria:

Accepted for admission to both the University of Houston and the Honors College at the University of Houston
Completed and submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Eligible for Federal Work-Study

The deadline for applications for the 2013-2014 academic year is March 18, 2013. Late applications will not be considered.

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