Center for Campus and Community Engagement Blog

  • Good Works to Host ‘Day In The Life’ This Saturday

    On Saturday, December 2nd at 10:00 a.m., people can join Good Works and participate in one of two walking paths with the same goal in mind: understanding and learning about the causes and experiences of homelessness. Both of The Day In The Life paths will begin at the picnic shelter at 450 West State Street and then go their separate ways.

  • The Center for Community Engagement Announces Name Change

    The Center for Campus and Community Engagement has officially changed its name to the Center for Community Engagement (CCE). While this development may appear small, the achievements the center has made in the last few years in connecting OHIO campuses and communities are not so minor.

  • OHIO Community Partner Awards Announced

    At the second annual Community Engagement Symposium on Sept. 29, Ohio University announced the first ever Outstanding Community Partner Awards. These community partners were recognized for their meritorious collaboration with an Ohio University campus.

    Across Athens and all five regional campuses, candidates were nominated by either an Ohio University student, faculty, or staff member for their contributions to partnerships supporting community-engaged research, curricular or co-curricular engagement, special projects or other initiatives that promote mutual benefits for the Ohio University and the community.

  • A look into the changes of voting rights of underrepresented communities throughout history

    A look back at who was able to vote and when in U.S. history is a necessary reflection in order to understand today’s issues concerning voter disenfranchisement and suppression seen nationwide. 

  • Community Based Internship Program provides students and local organizations with mutual benefits

    Five OHIO students completed Community Based Internships over the summer through the Center for Campus and Community Engagement (CCCE).  Local organizations in the nonprofit and public sector spaces accepted these students as interns through the Community Based Internship Program for Summer 2023. The program focuses on providing students and organizations with internships that are mutually beneficial and leave a lasting positive impact on southeast Ohio. 

  • Explore Black History in Southeast Ohio

    Interested in learning more about Black History in Southeastern Ohio? Check out these local organizations who serve to educate our communities, celebrate and preserve the history and future of Black Americans in our region.

  • Athens’ Asian American community pride on display for Homecoming

    The colorful dragon hoisted by members of the Athens Asian American Alliance (AAAA), Asian-American Pacific Islander Student Union (AAPISU), and AAPI-Lead made its second appearance at the homecoming parade this year. The groups serve to celebrate and advocate for their communities on and off campus.

  • Embry creates sensory-friendly theater experience

    Before graduating with her master's degree in theater, Alyssa Embry partnered with Passion Works Studio and the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities to put her accessible arts research to work and created a sensory-friendly theater experience for her thesis.

  • 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.”