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  • OHIO Women's Center embraces community involvement

    The Women's Center’s mission is to act as a catalyst promoting awareness, education, and advocacy about women, gender, and diversity at Ohio University and in its surrounding communities. Much of their programming is intentionally designed to reinforce this goal by providing opportunities for OHIO students and Athens community members to connect with one another and learn together.

    One program that fosters relationships between OHIO students, staff, faculty and community members is the Mentoring Women Program, in which mentees are paired with a female mentor in their personal and professional fields of interest and meet throughout the semester.

  • Brown finds meaningful work through Community Work Study

    Jamie Brown is an Ohio University-Chillicothe student studying communications and graduating this spring. Jamie is also participating in the Community Work-Study Program as an Education Assistant at YouthBuild, a program of Sojourner’s Care Network. As an Education Assistant at YouthBuild, Jamie works with at-risk students in the Chillicothe community. YouthBuild serves youth pursuing GED and secondary diplomas. They also work together on community service projects and build relationships with local businesses to help build positive labor futures.

    “My favorite part of my work with YouthBuild is knowing the value of my work,” Jamie says. “At-risk students face challenges that require immediate intervention and having that experience from immersion helps me to appreciate the work in real time.”

  • Sustainability tours highlight local assets and partnerships for students and community members

    The Office of Sustainability at Ohio University has been working hard to create community outreach programs for OHIO community members and for the Athens community. The Office of Sustainability facilitates the implementation of the Ohio University Sustainability and Climate Action Plan and ensures fulfillment of institutional commitments to environmental, social, and economic well-being.

  • Hiler and the CRA support nonprofit and local businesses with pro-bono marketing services

    Dr. Jacob Hiler,  Director of the Center for Consumer Research and Analytics (CRA), prioritizes looking for opportunities to give back to the university and the community. Under Dr. Hiler’s leadership, the mission of the CRA has expanded to serve non-profit and local business partners. 

  • Civic engagement is at the heart of Ramlo's OHIO experience

    Maxeen Ramlo is a senior studying mechanical engineering in the Russ College of Engineering who puts in just as much time to her education as she does to engaging in our community. Since she started as a freshman at Ohio University, she has been very politically involved and worked hard to connect campus involvement to community involvement at Ohio University.

  • Russell's community-engaged research connects healthcare and performing artists

    Dr. Jeff Russell is an associate professor of athletic training in the College of Health Sciences and Professions, but, his patients are not the typical sports athletes many imagine. He specializes in working with another kind of athlete--performing artists. 

  • Community-engaged courses go virtual

    For over five years, Andie Walla and her Media Production for Community students have worked with local nonprofit organizations to produce promotional videos highlighting different organizations. This year they worked with the Dairy Barn Arts Center and Southeast Ohio History Center.

  • 2020 community-based interns demonstrate impact of virtual community engagement

    Undeterred by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the students and community partners working together through a community-based internship program successfully transitioned to remote partnerships and achieved tangible, mutually-beneficial outcomes for both the students and community.