University-Assisted Community Schools (UACS) began as a grant-based initiative serving Pond Gap Elementary School students and community members in 2010. Today, this service-learning program also extends its programs and services to Inskip Elementary and Sunbright schools.
Through UACS, UT students, faculty, and staff provide school children academic support services, physical education, music, and art programs after regular school hours. With these programs, UACS is able to enhance the interpersonal skills, critical-thinking skills, and academic success of participating children. UACS also provides opportunities and services to community members through programs such as community gardens, Monthly Meals with a Mission, and adult education.