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Make a Difference

"Making a DIFFERENCE is what we do."

                                                                                                               - TAMIU

What is Make a Difference?

Make a Difference is the largest single-day of volunteering in the country. On the fourth Saturday of October, millions of volunteers around the world unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others. Make A Difference Day is a day to celebrate the power of people to make a difference.


Make a Difference 2017 took place at the Azteca Neighborhood

Projects Included:

  • House painting
  • Neighborhood cleanup
  • Graffiti cleanup
  • Park beautification
  • Yard cleanup

Community Partners Were:

At TAMIU, we understand the importance of our community partners and would like to say "Thank you' for trusting our students and employees to make a difference.   
  • City of Laredo
    • City Manager's Office
    • Community Development
    • Environmental Department
    • Solid Waste
    • Public Works
    • Parks and Rec Department
    • Laredo Police Department
    • Fire and EMS Department
  • El Metro
  • Area 12 Rotary Club
    • The Laredo Rotary
    • Laredo Daybreak
    • Laredo Gateway
    • Laredo Next Generation
    • Laredo Under 7 Flags


In 2010, Texas A&M International University established its first Make a Difference event. Over 150 students gathered to serve the Laredo-Webb community to make a difference. Today, Make a Difference is a TAMIU student tradition. To learn more about our past service projects, click on the link below.

2017 - Make a Difference at the Azteca Neighborhood

2016 - Make a Difference at City of Laredo Animal Care Facility

2015 - Make a Difference at Volunteer Serving the Need

2014 - Make a Difference at Ruthe B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center

2013 - Make a Difference at TAMIU

2012 - Make a Difference at Paso Del Indio Trail

2011 - Make a Difference at Father McNaboe Park Cleanup (Keep Laredo Beautiful) and Habitat for Humanities

2010 - Make a Difference at Habitat for Humanities


  Quick Links

Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement

Student Center Suite 226
5201 University Blvd., Laredo, TX 78041-1900
Office: (956) 326-2265
Fax: (956) 326-2279