While services are not free, a low-resource community investment in TxTC services provides student internship opportunities, student scholarships, travel costs, and cost of materials and supplies needed for projects. Texas A&M University students who work on TxTC projects are closely guided by faculty and staff who monitor their quality work, which results in insightful and beneficial deliverables for each community.

Train-Equip-Assist

Through a threefold outreach approach (train-equip-assist), TxTC seeks to help communities become more equitable, resilient, and adaptive.

Train 

We offer short courses, workshops, and continuing education opportunities informed by the latest research and exemplary practices and developed by our expert faculty.

Browse our course offerings and expertise for a listing of course offerings.

Equip 

We help communities access the tools necessary to make the most of local time, talent, and treasure. We can work with community members, stakeholders, city and county staff,  extension agents, non-profit organizations and more to focus on needs identified by the partner community and TxTC staff. Equipping workshops can include:

  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Plan Integration for Resilience
  • Texas Planning Atlas
  • Hazard Mitigation Toolbox
  • Community Resilience
  • Disaster Recovery

Other workshops can be developed at the request of the partner to meet specific needs.

Assist 

We work to supplement local capacity through high-impact, service learning activities. TxTC faculty and students work through a variety of courses and studio projects to address concerns, needs, projects, or persistent problems identified by the community. Technical assistance can include:

  • Data collection
  • Assessments
  • Mapping
  • Research solutions
  • Design and planning
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Group process design

Our most commonly used services are data collection, mapping and meeting facilitation services.