Have you heard of the Neighborhood Longhorns Program (NLP)? If you haven’t, it’s a great time to diversify your knowledge! NLP is a part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin, and a University Presidential initiative to help local schools improve the grades of students, increase retention rates, and provide scholarships to obtain an education. Recently, the Environmental Science Institute has been coordinating with Neighborhood Longhorns to bring the fledgling Spanish capable science outreach program, entitled Ciencias Calientes, to neighborhood schools such as Linder, Williams, and Zavala Elementary.
The Neighborhood Longhorns Program, established in 1991, is an educational incentive program operated in partnership with the Austin Independent School District (AISD) in 30 Title 1 elementary and middle schools (About NLP).
ESI recognizes and thanks Neighborhood Longhorns for their tremendous help in facilitating this initiative, and we are excited to share in the experience of helping educate the scientists and leaders of the future!