From: Accelerated Transfer Academy
Date: February 3, 2023
Subject: ATA Weekly Newsletter - February 3, 2023

ATA Spring 23 Kickoff and Program Meeting

If you were not able to attend last week's kickoff and program meeting, you may view it on our YouTube channel by clicking on the image. Make sure you submit the feedback survey to receive credit for your ATA requirement(s) or you may access the survey at

Campus Events that Count Towards CLCs

Career development is all around us! Check out some of these campus events to connect to peers, engage in networking, and discover new ways to transition into your career through indirect learning.

Participating in Black History Month events or programming hosted by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion is a great way to develop cultural competency in your desired career field. Don’t forget to complete the CLC Survey form (

Harlem Nights: A Harlem Renaissance-Themed Talent Showcase

We are looking for student, faculty, and staff performers and artists who have an interest in creative writing, poetry, music, art, or dance. The subject of performance pieces should be “RESISTANCE.” Performance spots will be first come, first served.

If you are interested in participating in this event, please email Savasia Mangual (, Program Coordinator for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Black History Month Read-Aloud for Elementary School Students

Looking for volunteers to join us as we visit Harvest Preparatory Academy Elementary School for a Black History Month Read-Aloud. We will be dividing into small teams at the school to read the book "All Because You Matter" to the young scholars and, hopefully, future Gators. Transportation from UHD to Harvest Prep Academy will be provided. Please join us in this valuable, high-impact community outreach opportunity.

Black History Month Discussion: Bring It To The Table

An open discussion concerning campus dynamics from the perspective of Black students. This is an opportunity to share your experience and observations, make suggestions, offer constructive criticism, and build community and fellowship with fellow Gators.

The Bayou Review: Call for Submissions

Student Workshop: Taking Care of Y(our)selves: Emotional Well-Being in College

Date: February 15, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST

*Students who attend can also complete the ATA CLC Reflection form for CLC credit.

This workshop will prepare college students with the knowledge of key issues that may take place during the college transition, including how systemic racism impacts their mental health and emotional well-being. Students will learn a holistic approach to understanding their health and well-being. Students will be able to identify their stressors and explore individual, campus, and community resources and strategies to manage their stress as well as to practice help-seeking behaviors.

*Attendees will receive a calendar hold for the workshop from the Meadows Institute within seven days of registration.

UHD Impact Learning Office: Field Trip to Wesley Community Center

The UHD Impact Learning Office is taking a field trip to the Wesley Community Center to learn more about community issues in Houston's near northside and how students can get involved. Feel free to join us to learn more about the great work this organization does.

This event will be on Thursday, March 2nd from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. There will be snacks and giveaway items.

Registration for this event closes on February 17th, after which the Impact Learning Office will reach out to students with more details.

Please use the link below to RSVP, or use the QR code in the attached flyer:

For more information about the Impact Learning Office, contact us at

(Click on image to open PDF which includes links to access each opportunity)

Accelerated Transfer Academy
One Main Street

Room S417
Houston, TX 77002


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