The Center aims to serve as a centralized connector for students, faculty, staff and community (from local to global) to create joint design, mutually beneficial academic, research and service partnerships that foster resilient communities and life-long engaged citizens.
Community Work Study Host Sites Needed!
Calling all community partners! The Community Work Study (CWS) program is looking for host sites for students next semester. Eligible students can work up to 10 hours per week during the semester, and up to 28 hours per week during the summer. A significant bonus: CWS Students are paid by the University, not by the host site organization.
Must be a nonprofit organization or government agency.
Must not replace a paid employee with CWS student.
Must not engage CWS student in politically partisan or religious activity.
For an application and more details, contact Community Engagement Graduate Assistant, Jacob Kemp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Location We've moved! If you need to come visit us, or would like to stop in to say hello, the Center for Campus and Community Engagement is now located in Baker University Center 417 in Athens, Ohio.
Introducing Jacob and Alyssa Please join us in welcoming out student staff members! Jacob Kemp will be continuing to work with us in his new graduate assistantship role, and Alyssa Donahey has just joined the team as our new undergraduate media intern.
Follow us on Social Media We are consolidating our social media accounts with those formerly managed by the Campus Involvement Center. To keep tabs on Community Engagement at Ohio University and the Center, follow us @ohioengagement on the following platforms:
The Community Ambassador Voter Registration and Education Committee will be tabling at the times and locations listed below. Stop by and get nonpartisan information about the issues and candidates in time for the November elections! If you're unable to join us, you can find nonpartisan information on the upcoming elections here: https://www.vote411.org/
Monday, October 21, 11am-2pm, Alumni Gateway (intersection of Court St. and Union St.)
Monday, October 28, 11am-2pm, Baker Center fourth floor entrance
Monday, November 4, 11am-2pm, Baker Center fourth floor entrance
Annual Community-University Survey: We need your input!
The Center for Campus and Community Engagement is seeking community participation in a brief 5 minute survey that will inform the current status and future of community engagement at Ohio University. Your voice is vital to ensuring that community engagement programs, resources, and services are designed to best serve your needs and that you have the support to build mutually beneficial campus and community partnerships.
Date Change C-Course Info Session for Campus and Community Partners For those interested in learning about how to create a Community Engaged Course, the information session for faculty, staff, and community partners has been rescheduled for November 6th from 8-10am in Baker University Center, Room 230. Register using this link: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bOvK4NAOXX4ojmR
Joy Kostansek is this month's Engagement Rockstar!
Joy Kostansek recently completed the Food Studies Internship offered as a partnership between local farmers and Ohio University Culinary Services. In her college years, Joy has worked with many organizations on campus to help solve the food insecurity crisis in the surrounding areas. By working with organizations such as the Ohio University's Culinary Services, Center for Campus and Community Engagement (CCCE), the Office of Sustainability, and nonprofits Community Food Initiatives, Rural Action, and Oxfam Joy has developed a rich history and passion for sustainable farming and regional food procurement.
Her passion began with a simple phrase: "Everybody Eats."
She strives to teach students, community partners, and organizations on how to be conscious consumers as well as how to engage the resource rich community around us! Through her academics and involvement with the community over this past summer, Joy was able to see food come from Rural Action's Chesterhill Produce Auction into the dining halls at Ohio University. She will continue marketing, educating, and reaching out in classrooms for perceptions of food procurement on campus in addition to her contributions in kickstarting the Farm-to-OHIO initiative.
In the future, Joy sees herself studying for her Ph.D. or law degree focusing on Sustainable Agriculture policy in order to promote small farms in the United States.
Events & Opportunities
Join us for the 3rd Annual Honey for the Heart Ball!
Life Through Their Lens:
Engaging Amish and Mennonite Communities to Tell Their Story, Their WayJoin us for a discussion and Q&A session about how this group created a platform for the community members to develop their voice and tell their story through their own words and images. Presenters will be available for individual conversations during the post-event reception.
This event is sponsored by the Research Division and Center for Campus & Community Engagement.
For more information, contact CER@ohio.edu.