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UTSA initiates successful crowdfunding program for Department of Social Work

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(April 28, 2014) -- Within a few days of kicking off the university's crowdfunding program, one of the first pilot projects online already met its initial financial goal.

Students from the Department of Social Work have raised $3,800, 152 percent of the initial $2,500 goal, to support the Positive Development program with Haven for Hope

The program strives to empower homeless women with self-confidence to ensure they can achieve independence.

"Many people were inspired to make gifts by the project video that showed the women participating in transformational activities," said Megan Miller, annual giving and crowdfunding coordinator in the Office of Development. "You can tell that gifts will really make a difference for the women." The Social Work crowdfunding project continues through May 9.

The university's crowdfunding site Launch UTSA officially started with five projects.  Crowdfunding campaigns can support UTSA programs at all levels, from a few hundred dollars up to $10,000. To be successful, each project must have an organic team of people involved, who will email their circles of influence to ask for support as well as share the campaign on social media.

Launch UTSA is the only crowdfunding platform approved for university projects.  Applications are accepted at any time. Go to giving.utsa.edu/launchutsa today to fill out the application to be part of our next round of projects.

Other UTSA pilot crowdfunding projects include:

For more information, contact Megan Miller, annual giving coordinator, at 210-458-5054.

 

 

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UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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