social action

We are engaged in our community - working for justice and compassion: growing community gardens; providing scholarships to outstanding Austin-area high school graduates; and working with community partners, including: the UU Advocacy Network of Illinois (UUANI), Central Austin Neighborhood Association (CANA), Community Renewal Society, and the Community of Congregations.  For all the latest updates see our TUC Facebook page.

mayfield community gardens

Our two community gardens help feed members of our neighborhood, as well as serve local food pantries.

Austin scholars program

Since 1974, our Austin Scholars Program has  awarded more than 500 college scholarships to outstanding high school seniors in the Austin community.



We are an active member of Community Renewal Society - a network of faith organizations working together to address issues of racism and poverty. We recently received Community Renewal Society’s City on the Hill award for “outstanding leadership and dedicated turnout, presence, and participation in every area of CRS work for justice.”

Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois (UUANI)

We are active in UUANI - putting our deepest values into effective action! UUANI works collectively with partner organizations to advocate for justice, beloved community, and a healthy planet.  Sign-up for Actions of the Week from UUANI HERE.

central austin neighborhood association (cana)

CANA seeks to bring together all members of our neighborhood to advocate for improvement – to pool our time, expertise and resources to accomplish common goals, such as: •  annual events to build community •  Create more beautiful landscapes, including corner plantings •  Identify alternative strategies for neighborhood safety.