GREAT STORIES FROM OCC’S AMERICORPS STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER – MT. ST. JOSEPH UNIVERSITY

Congratulations to Anthony (Ant) Wright, Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps member and student at Mt. St. Joseph University (MSJ) for earning the Mission Mug Service Award for his work in the MSJ Student Resource Center! The Mission Mug Service Award is given each semester at MSJ to those who are an example of living MSJ’s mission:  “Mount St. Joseph University is a Catholic academic community grounded in the spiritual values and vision of its founder, the Sisters of Charity. The University educates its students through interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curricula emphasizing values, integrity, and social responsibility.”  Members of the Mount community…

Meet Our 2022-2023 AmeriCorps Members

Ohio Campus Compact is excited to announce the newest cohort of AmeriCorps members serving across Ohio at Student Resource Centers for the 2022-2023 academic year here. Currently in it’s fourth year, Ohio Campus Compact (OCC) has been selected by ServeOhio, Ohio’s commission on service and volunteerism, to sponsor AmeriCorps members at higher education member institutions throughout Ohio to develop a Student Resource Center program. In support of the mission of Ohio Campus Compact, the AmeriCorps Student Resource Center Coordinators will support the development and growth of the Student Resource Centers, an Ohio Campus Compact initiative, which is designed to support…

We’re Hiring!

Ohio Campus Compact is looking for a Nonprofit Operations Manager to support member engagement, program development and support, and office management. Please see the job description below for more information. Resumes should be sent to admin {at} ohiocampuscompact(.)org by July 20, 2022. Job Title: Nonprofit Operations Manager Organization: Ohio Campus Compact (OCC), 615 N. Pearl Street, Granville OH 43023 Type: Part-time hourly employee position, 25-30 hours per week M-F, flex-time between 9am5pm Contact #: 740-587-8568 Position reports to: Ohio Campus Compact Executive Director Ohio Campus Compact (OCC) is a statewide non-profit coalition of 40 college and university presidents and their campuses working to…

April Spotlight: AmeriCorps Member Mid-Year Retreat

The Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps members met at the Food Pantry Network of Licking County in Newark, OH, on Friday, March 18, for their mid-year retreat. Members were able to participate in professional development and receive updates and information from Ohio Campus Compact and ServeOhio. The location of the winter retreat supplemented the LeaderCorps project of member Stephen Pierce who serves at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC). Stephen organized a food drive to coincide with AmeriCorps Week to celebrate the contributions of AmeriCorps members. AmeriCorps is a national service program that engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each…

A New Leader for Ohio Campus Compact

– The Board of Directors of Ohio Campus Compact has selected Stephanie L. Dodd as its Executive Director. This is the first change in leadership since 1997 for the thirty-year-old nonprofit organization, which advances the public purpose of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and educate students for civic and social responsibility. Current Executive Director Richard Kinsley announced his impending retirement in the summer of 2020. Dodd brings to her new role broad experience in education, public service and the nonprofit sectors. She served as an elected member of Ohio’s State Board of Education from…

2022 CHARLES J. PING LEGACY AWARD WINNERS

Ohio Campus Compact is excited to announce the Charles J. Ping Legacy Award winners for 2022! OCC’s Charles J. Ping Student Service Award is designed to recognize and honor undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community. The Ping Legacy Award recognizes students who address economic, emotional, and environmental community needs. The award is named in honor of Charles J. Ping, who served as President of Ohio University from 1975 – 1994.  An early supporter and Board Member of Ohio Campus Compact, Ping has been a tireless advocate for campus-community partnerships…

2022 Annual Meeting – Cultivating Change and Sense of Belonging on Campus: The Future of Community and Civic Engagement.

Ohio Campus Compact’s Annual Meeting is being held on Thursday, August 4th, 2022. This year’s event will be located at The Blackwell Inn & Pfahl Conference Center on The Ohio State University campus. Our theme is “Cultivating Change and Sense of Belonging on Campus: The Future of Community and Civic Engagement.” The OCC Annual Meeting offers participants the opportunity to: 1. Network with others working to advance community and civic engagement; 2. Receive resources on best practices in community partnerships, faculty development, and student learning related to community and civic engagement; and 3. Share updates on critical state, regional, and national…

GREAT STORIES FROM OCC’S AMERICORPS STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER – UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

Written by Temilolu Fayomi, Ohio Campus Compact’s Student Resource Center Coordinator at the University of Akron  For our MLK day service project, we wanted to create meal bags that would be distributed at our grab-and-go locations across campus. Not all students have time or a need to utilize the full services of our cupboard, but they still need food for one meal or a day, that is when they utilize our grab and go locations. We recognized that many students had the same need for hygiene, they needed enough to get by, but not our full services, so we packaged…

Great Stories from OCC’s AmeriCorps Student Resource Center- Central Ohio Technical College

Hannah Brunaugh (she/her/hers) is a first year Student Resource Center AmeriCorps member serving at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC). She’s excited to make a difference at COTC and help students with various challenges they may face. In the past she has developed and overseen many projects with focuses on mental health advocacy and food insecurities. Hannah is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Education with the goal to be an 8th grade science teacher. In her free time, she enjoys coaching middle school cheer at a local school, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.  Written…

Great Stories from OCC’s AmeriCorps Student Resource Center- Lorain County Community College

Victoria is a second year Student Resource Center AmeriCorps member serving at Lorain County Community College. She’s currently studying Psychology at Cleveland State University and plans on going into Child Psychology. Aside from studying, she enjoys art and music! Written by Sarah Boeglin, Ohio Campus Compact’s Student Resource Center Coordinator at Owens Community College  “Since I work closely with the Commodore Cupboard Food Pantry on campus, I noticed that there was a huge need for diapers and wipes for the patrons, especially from single mothers. We get requests every day from mothers looking for diapers for their babies. Upon further research,…

Great Stories from OCC’s AmeriCorps Student Resource Center- Owens Community College

OCC’s Student Resource Center Coordinator at Owens Community College, Sarah Boeglin, with Free Store sign acknowledging ServeOhio’s 2021 Make a Difference Day Grant. Written by Sarah Boeglin, Ohio Campus Compact’s Student Resource Center Coordinator at Owens Community College This school year I am serving as an AmeriCorps Member through Ohio Campus Compact at Owens Community College as a Student Resource Center Coordinator in their Center for Campus and Community Connections. I connect students to resources off campus and on campus, including the Harvest Food Pantry, Career Closet, Community Garden, and now the Free Store as well. ServeOhio’s 2021 Make a Difference Day Grant funded the…

2021 Newman Civic Fellows Announced

Campus Compact Announces 2021 Newman Civic Fellows 212 students honored for their commitment to solving public problems BOSTON, Mass. – March 1, 2021 – Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the students who will make up the organization’s 2021 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The 2021 cohort comprises 212 students from 39 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico. The 2021-2022 cohort of Fellows includes students from 14 institutions across Ohio. Ohio Campus Compact is excited to congratulate the following students who have been named Newman Civic Fellows public problem solvers:…

2021 David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service

Ohio Campus Compact is pleased to announce the  David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service Recipient for 2021! The David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service is designed to recognize and honor the outstanding work in service-learning and/or civic engagement performed by a faculty or staff member at an Ohio Campus Compact member institution.  This award is named for the late David Hoch, the Dean of Honors at The University of Toledo, who served as the Director of Service Learning from 1999 – 2005.  Hoch was instrumental in initiating and nurturing the role of civic engagement at The University of Toledo,…

2021 Charles J. Ping Student Service Awards

Ohio Campus Compact is excited to announce 12 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award Recipients for 2021! OCC’s Charles J. Ping Student Service Award is designed to recognize and honor undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community.  These students represent the next generation of civic leaders and problem solvers. The award is named in honor of Charles J. Ping, who served as President of Ohio University from 1975 – 1994.  An early supporter and Board Member of Ohio Campus Compact, Ping has been a tireless advocate for…

AmeriCorps Week Guest Blog: Elexis Hamby, member at Kent State University

By guest blogger: Elexis Hamby My name is Elexis Hamby and I am an Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps member serving at Kent State University in the Office of the Dean of Students. Currently, I am helping to develop our student resource center – the Crisis, Advocacy, Resources, Education, and Support (CARES) Center. Our center will exist to ensure that students basic needs are met so that they can reach their fullest potential as a student and as a member of society. The CARES Center will and has done so by connecting students to both on and off-campus resources, and sometimes…

Campus Compact announces the 2020 Impact Award Recipients

We congratulate the 2020 Impact Award Recipients! Recipients: Nadinne Cruz Community Engagement Professional Award The Nadinne Cruz Community Engagement Professional Award celebrates the ethical leadership and advocacy demonstrated by Community Engagement Professionals. Recipient: Maria Dominguez Gray, Harvard College https://compact.org/dominguez-gray-cruz/   Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement The Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement and the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award recognize early career and senior faculty, respectively, who practice exemplary engaged scholarship through teaching and research. The awards are presented in partnership with Brown University’s Swearer Center. Recipient: Michael Hemphill, UNC Greensboro https://compact.org/hemphill-lynton/ …

New opportunity: Institutional Partners for A Deliberation of Young People Across the United States

Shaping Our Future: A Deliberation of Young People Across the United States Call for institutional partners The Haas Center for Public Service and Center for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University and the Berggruen Institute seeks 50 campus partners to collaborate on a joint Deliberative Polling experiment with 18-29 year-olds across the country. Modeled on the America in One Room event in 2019, this two-day event, to be held May 15-16, 2021, will involve 1,000 college students across diverse regions and postsecondary institutions, engaging them in deliberations on some of the most pressing challenges facing the country. Over two days, participants will deliberate…

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2020 David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service

Ohio Campus Compact is pleased to announce the two David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service Recipients for 2020! The David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service is designed to recognize and honor the outstanding work in service-learning and/or civic engagement performed by a faculty or staff member at an Ohio Campus Compact member institution.  This award is named for the late David Hoch, the Dean of Honors at The University of Toledo, who served as the Director of Service Learning from 1999 – 2005.  Hoch was instrumental in initiating and nurturing the role of civic engagement at The University of…

2020 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award Recipients

Ohio Campus Compact is excited to announce nine Charles J. Ping Student Service Award Recipients for 2020! OCC’s Charles J. Ping Student Service Award is designed to recognize and honor undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community.  These students represent the next generation of civic leaders and problem solvers. The award is named in honor of Charles J. Ping, who served as President of Ohio University from 1975 – 1994.  An early supporter and Board Member of Ohio Campus Compact, Ping has been a tireless advocate for…

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