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UDC Receives Major Grant to Support Civic Engagement Programs

imageWashington, DC - Christmas came early to the campus of the University of the District of Columbia, thanks to a generous private donation of $160,000. The award, contributed by the Live to Give Foundation (a local grant-making organization) underwrites the planning year of a five-year initiative designed to instill a campus-wide culture of service to promote equity, civic responsibility and community leadership—all elements of the university’s land-grant mission of education, research and community service. The planning process will be spearheaded by a core team of two faculty members and two graduate assistants along with University administrators and other interested members of the UDC community.

Shown here, left to right: UDC president, Allen L. Sessoms, Heather Burns and Kathleen Maloy (both from Live to Give).



Photos by Clif Young, UDC Photographer







As the only urban land-grant institution in the United States, the University of the District of Columbia ( supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the Community College of the District of Columbia, the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, the College Arts & Sciences, the School of Business and Public Administration, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the David A. Clarke School of Law.


Contact: Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs,, 202.345.6371