Ohio University Center for Campus & Community Engagement

Ohio University Center for Campus & Community Engagement The CCCE connects students, faculty, staff, and communities (from local to global) to create and maintain mutually beneficial academic, research, and service partnerships that foster resilient communities and life-long engaged citizens.
Connect with us here! Twitter: @OHIOengagement Instagram: @OHIOengagement Visit our websites here: www.ohio.edu/involvement/communityservice https://www.ohio.edu/involvement/offcampus/
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Today's the day! Community partners are joining us for the Community Engagement Fair at 11AM and 1PM to talk about ways ...
09/23/2020
Community Engagement Fair

Today's the day! Community partners are joining us for the Community Engagement Fair at 11AM and 1PM to talk about ways students can get involved!

You can find the Zoom links here: https://calendar.ohio.edu/event/community_engagement_fair

Come learn about opportunities to volunteer, intern, or work with our local nonprofit and community based organizations! Even in a remote environment, there are still plenty of ways to get involved in the community. On Wednesday 9/23, the Center for Campus & Community Engagement is hosting a series....

Wondering how you can engage with community organizations this year? Join us for our Virtual Community Engagement Fair t...
09/22/2020
Community Engagement Fair

Wondering how you can engage with community organizations this year? Join us for our Virtual Community Engagement Fair to talk with partners in healthcare, social supports, & STEAM programs!

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Ohio University College of Fine Arts Russ College of Engineering and Technology Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences Ohio University Honors Tutorial College Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions Ohio University

https://calendar.ohio.edu/event/community_engagement_fair

Come learn about opportunities to volunteer, intern, or work with our local nonprofit and community based organizations! Even in a remote environment, there are still plenty of ways to get involved in the community. On Wednesday 9/23, the Center for Campus & Community Engagement is hosting a series....

Frank LaRose
09/21/2020

Frank LaRose

A lot of life changes can happen between elections. Have you moved or changed your name?

Update your registration by the Oct 5 deadline at VoteOhio.gov!

Happy Sunday! How are you voting this Election Day? #BobcatsVote
09/20/2020

Happy Sunday! How are you voting this Election Day? #BobcatsVote

MAKE YOUR 🇺🇸 VOTING PLAN 🇺🇸 TODAY!
Request your Absentee Ballot at: VoteOhio.gov
Learn about your candidates and issues at: VOTE411.ORG

Athens Sunrise Rotary
09/18/2020

Athens Sunrise Rotary

It is finally that time of year again... Paddle for Polio!
Who could use some relaxing time on the water? Can you say perfect socially distanced activity? And because this year Paddle is virtual anyone can participate!
->Link in bio to sign up & stay tuned as we continue to roll out event details.
#Paddle4Polio

Interested to share your pandemic college experience? Join @itga_org and Athens mayor, Steve Patterson, TODAY at noon!!
09/16/2020

Interested to share your pandemic college experience? Join @itga_org and Athens mayor, Steve Patterson, TODAY at noon!!

09/15/2020

"Fall 2020 is expected to bring a new wave of COVID-19 cases and a new set of challenges for nonprofits and universities. How will this affect fall fundraising, #GivingTuesday and end-of-year appeals? Join GivePulse's fundraising expert to learn how to approach your fundraising this fall with insights on virtual campaigns, #GivingTuesday, outreach strategies and creative ways to combine virtual volunteering and fundraising efforts in the face of a global pandemic."

If you haven't joined Givepulse yet, learn how here: https://www.ohio.edu/uc/ccce/volunteer-opportunities

Community partner organizations across our region are welcome to join to our network!

League of Women Voters of Ohio
09/11/2020

League of Women Voters of Ohio

Columbus Dispatch:
"Thousands of poll workers still needed for 2020 election in Ohio"
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If you're 17 and older, register to be a poll worker this November! Get paid--while serving democracy.
Go to ww.ohiosos.gov to find your local board of elections

We're so proud of students like Mikayla Rochelle who are working to encourage fellow students to stay safe during this p...
09/11/2020
So Listen: Stop partying with COVID-19, please

We're so proud of students like Mikayla Rochelle who are working to encourage fellow students to stay safe during this pandemic, and keep our communities safe, too. "We need to understand that there is a community of people that live here year-round, at all times. They don’t come here for school for a few years and leave. This is their community that they happily and humbly share with us; in this pandemic, we need to understand that in the way that they have sacrificed having loud and rowdy neighbors and a wild uptown area on the weekends, it is now our turn to make a sacrifice."

OU students, we have to do better for this community

Rural Action
09/11/2020

Rural Action

Rural Action and several other local organizations have acquired the assets of ReUse Industries and are launching a new makerspace and thrift store. The public is invited to an open house and recycling event on Sept. 26 to see the progress so far and offer input.

Join us as we reimagine the important work that ReUse began. Please click the link below for more details.

https://ruralaction.org/news/2020/new-thrift-store-makerspace-to-hold-open-house-during-recycling-event/

The Athens Sunrise Rotary's Drafts for a Difference are back on at Eclipse Company Store tonight! $2 from every pint sol...
09/09/2020

The Athens Sunrise Rotary's Drafts for a Difference are back on at Eclipse Company Store tonight!

$2 from every pint sold (on the patio or to-go!) supports Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring - SEOYM!

It's almost time for September Drafts for a Difference with Athens Sunrise Rotary! Tomorrow from 3-8pm we match the rotary's $1 donation from every pint sold! That's $2 from every pint to Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring. We'll also have $0.85 wings for outside dining and carry out!

(Don't let the picture deceive you ... we are still serving in single use cups for your safety!)

& if you’ve got questions about voting, we’ve got answers! https://www.ohio.edu/uc/ccce/civil-engagement 🍻
09/08/2020

& if you’ve got questions about voting, we’ve got answers! https://www.ohio.edu/uc/ccce/civil-engagement 🍻

Election Day is 8 weeks away! We have a voters station at the Taproom for all your voting needs. Swing by the Taproom and get set up for this year’s election, open daily from 12pm-10pm.

Passion Works Studio
09/07/2020

Passion Works Studio

This Wednesday, September 9th - ART NIGHT! - 5:00 on Zoom.com - ID# 688 920 3183 - We will be meeting virtually and making HATS! GOLD HATS- celebrating with Turn It Gold/Turn It Gold OU - supporting/celebrating childhood cancer awareness month. 💛

You will need a paper bag, coloring supplies, glue stick, craft paper - Search for yellow/gold bits of things to decorate with- around the house.

Thank you Athens County Foundation for supporting ART NIGHT!

Ohio is Home
09/05/2020

Ohio is Home

Hey, #OhioUniversityAlumni! Looking for ways to support the best college town? Don’t forget you can buy gift cards from us and many of your local favorite businesses online!

#OhioUniversity #OhioBobcats #OUohYeah #AthensOhio #UptownAthens #SupportSmallBusinesses #ShopLocal #LoveAthensOhio

Love to see recognition for this interdisciplinary partnership with Rural Action! With over two decades of experience, R...
09/04/2020
An Ohio Artist and Activist is Turning Acid Mine Pollution Into Paint

Love to see recognition for this interdisciplinary partnership with Rural Action! With over two decades of experience, Rural Action is regarded as experts in water quality monitoring and watershed restoration--and OU Alumna Michelle Shively serves as Rural Action’s Director of Project Development for True Pigments, LLC.

The True Pigments Company is an exemplary demonstration of the potential of community engagement that illustrates the power of reciprocity and ingenuity. By bringing their expertise together with OHIO professors Guy Riefler and John Sabraw, Rural Action has developed a social enterprise that shows great economic and environmental promise for our region! #AppalachianStrong

John Sabraw, an Ohio University professor of art, collects chemicals from acid mine drainage and turns them into paint pigments.

Hello community partners! Here is some information about the Virtual Community Engagement Fair coming up. If your organi...
09/03/2020

Hello community partners! Here is some information about the Virtual Community Engagement Fair coming up. If your organization is interested in promoting your work and opportunities to students in live discussions, please sign up here by Monday 9/7: https://ohio.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1YpNJ8Plg4UwRYp

Video submissions can be submitted directly to [email protected]

Ya'll, we've got 27 days to #getcounted! YOUR RESPONSE equals $1,400-$1,800 in federal funding that Athens depends on fo...
09/03/2020
Southeast Ohio Lags Behind Rest Of State In Census Completion - WOUB Public Media

Ya'll, we've got 27 days to #getcounted! YOUR RESPONSE equals $1,400-$1,800 in federal funding that Athens depends on for key public services! Tell your friends & go to http://2020Census.gov now!

https://woub.org/2020/09/01/southeast-ohio-lags-behind-rest-of-state-in-census-completion/

Ohio University Ohio University Student Senate Ohio University Graduate Student Senate OHIO Division of Student Affairs

ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — With four weeks left before Ohio’s census deadline, efforts are underway to encourage southeast Ohio residents to make sure they are counted. Overall, response rates in Appalachian Ohio are lower than the rest of the state, according to Census Bureau data. Ohio is above the...

Who wants some 🍕 — with a side of civic engagement?!
09/03/2020

Who wants some 🍕 — with a side of civic engagement?!

Voting information - coming soon on a pizza box near you!
Thanks for supporting this effort:
Avalanche Pizza
Donatos Pizza
D.P. Dough Athens
Little Caesars Pizza
Little Italy Pizza https://littleitalytheplains.com
Pizza Stop

The power of local advocacy at work! Congrats to the Appalachian Children Coalition for successfully impacting state pol...
08/10/2020
Ohio won't require schools to match broadband grant

The power of local advocacy at work! Congrats to the Appalachian Children Coalition for successfully impacting state policy in support of our local schools 💚

You can learn more about the Appalachian Children's Coalition on their website here: www.appalachianchildrencoalition.org

Rural Action Hopewell Health Centers Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200809/ohio-wonrsquot-require-schools-to-match-broadband-grant

A push from an advocacy group for children in Ohio’s Appalachian region and two former governors has led Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration to

College towns like Athens are facing dire challenges due to the pandemic that will having lasting effects in the local c...
08/06/2020
How college towns are being hit by schools going virtual

College towns like Athens are facing dire challenges due to the pandemic that will having lasting effects in the local community. What can we do to help?
1. Support our local businesses!
2. Take the Census at 2020census.gov!
3. Civically engage! The CCCE encourages Bobcats everywhere to contact their congressional representative to share your concerns about how the impacts from the pandemic are hurting college towns. You can find your representative here: https://ziplook.house.gov/htbin/findrep_house?ZIP=

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/08/05/college-ghost-town-local-economy-squawk-box.html?__source=sharebar%7Cfacebook&par=sharebar&fbclid=IwAR0_0a6YlLBFSUf_twJpsim5An-2H0J5JwK5wyieMwGEIQu42NEIkWercyQ

#InThisTogetherOHIO

Many universities are delaying the start of classes or going virtual in the fall, which leaves college towns taking a big financial hit. CNBC's Ylan Mui takes a closer look at the city of Athens, home to Ohio University, where local businesses are suffering.

Shake off those quarantine blues with a good old fashioned physical fitness regimen courtesy our friends at Community Fo...
08/05/2020

Shake off those quarantine blues with a good old fashioned physical fitness regimen courtesy our friends at Community Food Initiatives! (And help them get healthy produce to local families while you're at it!)

Volunteering with CFI builds wellness in the community for lots of reasons -- including wellness in YOU, the volunteer!

We'd love extra hands to help share the harvest. Working in the gardens and hauling fresh farm produce gets you outside and active, engaging body and soul. Message us or email the given address if you're interested, and please share freely!

Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet)
08/04/2020

Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet)

As we all try to lift our heads up above the COVID-19 challenges, ACEnet is getting ready to schedule more webinars, topical zoom calls and virtual meet-ups. This Friday, Kyle is offering the business basics webinar. It might be a good refresher if you are already in business.

We would also love to hear your feedback. Are there particular topics we should be covering over the late summer and fall?

Getting Produce to Patients | Chesterhill Produce Auction
08/01/2020
Getting Produce to Patients | Chesterhill Produce Auction

Getting Produce to Patients | Chesterhill Produce Auction

Rural Action and the Chesterhill Produce Auction (CPA) have forged a new partnership to expand our distribution into West Virginia and to get good food into the hands of people who need it most.

Fresh off the presses! 📨📬July Newsletter | Center for Campus & Community Engagement - https://mailchi.mp/7149a802d172/ju...
07/30/2020
July Newsletter | Center for Campus & Community Engagement

Fresh off the presses! 📨📬

July Newsletter | Center for Campus & Community Engagement - https://mailchi.mp/7149a802d172/july-newsletter-center-for-campus-community-engagement

Updated Community Work Study Guidelines You can read the CCCE's updated guidelines for the Community Work Study Program here.  For the time-being, we have approval to allow in-person positions that meet health and safety guidelines, however we encourage partners to have contingency plans for all ...

Athens County Foundation
07/24/2020
Athens County Foundation

Athens County Foundation

The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville along with partners, Sisters Health Foundation, Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, Athens County Foundation, and Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, surveyed nonprofits in Appalachian Ohio to understand the effects of COVID-19 on the area. The results revealed the following key issues that crossed county lines: broadband access, youth service suspension and fragile funding streams. Read more about the survey outcomes here: https://www.osteopathicheritage.org/EffectsofCOVID-19.aspx

07/24/2020
Athens County Foundation

Athens County Foundation

The deadline for Leadership Athens County applications is extended until August 15, 2020! Visit our website to apply and to learn more about this year's LAC program! https://conta.cc/2EfxjwX

07/23/2020
Hocking Valley Bank

Do we even need to say how much we love this town? 🤣💚

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken the health and wellness of our employees, customers, and the communities we live and work in very seriously. We continue to try to make the best of what is the worst of times. In an effort to show that we’re all in this together, we’ve partnered with many friends to produce a public service video. Please join us in Rocking Your Mask Athens County! #myHVB #loveathenscounty #rockyourmask #safertogether

We are so inspired by the resilient community members & campus partners coming together across our region to respond to ...
07/22/2020
Ohio University

We are so inspired by the resilient community members & campus partners coming together across our region to respond to COVID-19 in their communities -- and we're grateful we can support their work! 🙌🐾

#InThisTogetherOHIO #AppalachianStrong

Many of Ohio University’s communities have struggled during the pandemic, but the Ohio University Center for Campus & Community Engagement and the Ohio University Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute have funded nine projects that directly address resident-identified needs.

These initiatives have helped provide thousands of cloth masks, support for vulnerable international students in negotiating with their landlords, housing for women and families experiencing domestic violence and more 💚

Thanks for the face-lift, Passion Works Studio! #InThisTogetherOHIO
07/21/2020

Thanks for the face-lift, Passion Works Studio! #InThisTogetherOHIO

07/18/2020
City of Athens, Ohio - News and Information

City of Athens, Ohio - News and Information

“I wear a mask because….” Part 1

We put out a call asking our friends and neighbors to share why, during this time of COVID-19, they wear their mask. The response was overwhelming. Over 30 community members took the time to express why it is important to them. Their specific reasons run the gamut, but one important theme carries through. They care.

This is the first in a multi-part series that we will be releasing over the next few weeks. These are their reasons for wearing a mask. What are yours?

#IWearAMaskBecause
#LoveAthens

Athens County Foundation
07/14/2020

Athens County Foundation

Join us on Monday, July 20, from 9 am to 12 noon, via Zoom, for a Virtual Groundwater Workshop by the Racial Equity Institute!

In this lively and participatory presentation, REI organizers will use stories and data to present a perspective that racism is fundamentally structural in nature. By examining the characteristics of modern-day racial inequity, the presentation introduces participants to an analysis that most find immediately helpful and relevant.

Register at https://athensfoundation.networkforgood.com/events/22187-virtual-groundwater-presentation

Ticket price: $25.00

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