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"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.


OCTOBER 28, 2017

Azteca Neighborhood



7:15 a.m. - Check-in and parking at El Metro Downtown (1301 Farragut St.)

7:30 a.m. - Welcome

7:35 a.m. - Sing alma mater and fight song

7:45 a.m. - Transportation to project site (Azteca Neighborhood)

7:50 a.m. - Start service projects

12:00 p.m. - Transportation to El Metro (checkout) and lunch



Online registration is now available. Please make sure to complete your application to ensure the day of event process is fast and efficient. Remember you are responsible to make sure to add the organization which hours will be credited. If you are not yet an active member of the organization please make sure to request membership before Make a Difference to account for service hours. If you are not a member of a student organization, but want service hours credited to your student record, please request membership to Trailblazer program. The SCCE team will grant membership as soon as possible and credit hours upon completion of service event.  

Registration Form



We are finalizing projects and will communicate with students who have pre-registered about first-come-first-serve opportunities. For this, we encourage you pre-register as soon as possible.

Projects include:

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


Community Partners

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