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As part of the university’s successful Carnegie Community Engagement Classification application process, the Office of Research and Engagement has compiled a list of fifty of UT’s best community-campus partnerships. The university will be celebrating its status as an engaged institution throughout the year by featuring these individual examples in articles that highlight their unique contribution to the community.

Centro Hispano and UT

centro hispanoCentro Hispano de East Tennessee is a community center developed by the Latino Task Force and its umbrella organization, the Community Economic Development Network of East Tennessee, and serves as a gathering place for the growing Hispanic population in our community. A broad-reaching partnership connects Centro Hispano to many UT colleges and departments, enabling students to make a stronger connection between their formal educations and their roles as socially responsible citizens in an increasingly bilingual country.

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