UA’s Engage Alabama Seeks Artists

Engage Alabama, a College of Arts and Sciences Community Engagement Program, that will be taking place for the second year in a row. All students in the College are invited to participate.

What is Engage Alabama?

A day-long program where students work alongside community members in rural Alabama.  The projects have been identified by the community partners. This is an opportunity for UA students to learn about life in rural Alabama and for communities to know UA students.  Students learn how to work together as team, communication skills, and respecting and understanding diverse perspectives.  Each site has a faculty/graduate student who has volunteered to serve as a site lead.

Date and Time

Saturday, February 18 from 8 am -6 pm

Locations and Topics

We have 3 sites this year.  Please note that each location is open to all students regardless of their major or expertise. They just need the willingness to engage and learn.

  • Montevallo, AL – Restoration of Shoal Creek Park in partnership with the City of Montevallo and Mainstreet Montevallo
  • Uniontown, AL – Public art mural in partnership with the Community Foundation of Uniontown, Choice Uniontown, and Black Belt Treasures Cultural Art Center
  • Camden, AL – Public Health Day in partnership with the City of Camden, Wilcox County Chamber of Commerce, Cahaba Medical Center and Area Council on Aging

Student Interest Session

Students are required to participate in an interest session which will be held on Tuesday, February 7 from 5-6 in Lloyd 120.  During this session, students will meet some of our community partners, learn more about how to work with communities and start to explore the history of the sites where they will be volunteering

Transportation and Lunch

Students will travel together to each of the sites in a university van. The students will be provided lunch, snacks, and a t-shirt.

How do students sign up?

Students can sign up to attend the interest session using the following link  Following the interest session students will sign up for the individual site they are interested in going to.

If you have any questions, contact Pamela Young, director of UA’s Community Engagement and Economic Development