fitz center for leadership in community
educating leaders. building community.
as a marianist and catholic university, we are called to more than service. we are called to learning. we are called to leadership. we are called to justice. we are called to build community.
across campus, groups and individuals are reaching out to help families in the miami valley in the aftermath of the tornadoes that struck the region on may 27, 2019. the fitz center for leadership in community, campus ministry, catering services, university housing and facilities management are just some of the groups who are joining efforts with local organizations such as catholic social services of the miami valley, st. vincent de paul and montgomery county job and family services to serve the needs of local families.
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the first cohort of midwest region campus compacts' engaged scholars includes castel sweet, our coordinator of community engaged learning and scholarship. this small cohort of scholars and scholar-practitioners represent professional, demographic, institutional, and geographic diversity. the initiative seeks to develop, support and connect leaders who can advance co-created knowledge, critically engaged pedagogies, institutional change, and collaborative action to address societal issues.
on the river
the university of dayton rivers institute and river stewards, programs of the fitz center for leadership in community, were invited to participate in the first-ever camp out on the great miami river. our hosts from the city of troy, troy foundation, miami county parks, and smithfly created an experience like no other and hope to replicate for other groups in the future, as a way to connect people to the river and activate their beautiful riverfront treasure island park.
watch the above video or read this news article to learn more.