Initiatives

Ohio Campus Compact offers a variety of programs focused on building tomorrow’s leaders, including:

Pay it Forward
The Pay it Forward initiative is developing a new generation of philanthropists through an innovative course-based service-learning program that engages Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky college students in hands-on philanthropy, grant-making, and volunteer service while providing community nonprofits with much needed assistance during the economic downturn.

VISTA
OCC’s current AmeriCorps VISTA program initiative is the Connect2Complete (C2C) program. The Connect2Complete program’s goal is to improve student retention and graduation rates of low-socioeconomic status and underrepresented college students through a unique combination of peer advocacy and community engagement activities.

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP)
CEEP is a national nonpartisan project that helps administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders at America’s colleges and universities engage students in federal, state, and local elections. Drawing in stakeholders throughout our partner campuses, we combine our powerful resources with personalized coaching, guiding schools on how to use our resources and navigate students through ever-changing barriers to voting. Working with us, schools help their students to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves on candidates and issues, navigate confusing voting laws, and turn out at the polls. We worked with over 300 campuses in 2016, with a combined enrollment of 3.5 million students, while partner organizations distributed our resources to another 1,000 schools. We spent 2017 helping our campuses develop ongoing engagement strategies while getting students involved directly in Virginia’s statewide races and Alabama’s US Senate race. And we’re now engaging students in the 2018 elections. Because individuals who vote when they’re young tend to continue, and because we help schools deepen their electoral engagement each cycle, we generate both immediate and long-term impact.