fitz center for leadership in community

tornado relief

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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engaged scholar

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.

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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.

making news
president's reception
on march 5th, fclc students, faculty, and community partners gathered at president spina's home to celebrate the accomplishments of our senior students and to thank our community partners.
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fitz center partners on $1m grant

the university of dayton fitz center for leadership in community will partner with learn to earn dayton on a $1 million grant initiative to implement a student-centered blueprint for learning in schools throughout montgomery county, ohio.

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ud student named newman civic fellow
university of dayton political science major delali nenonene has been selected for the esteemed newman civic fellows program for his demonstrated leadership capacity and investment in solving public problems.
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the dayton corps

when university of dayton senior emily wellmann isn’t in the classroom, she can be found playing uno with youth at daybreak, an emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth.

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miami valley nonprofit leaders named to forbes 30 under 30 list
fitz center staff member karlos marshall, co-founder of a local nonprofit that has distributed more than 30,000 free books in the miami valley and beyond was named to forbes magazine's 30 under 30 list.
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fitz center for leadership in community

st. joseph hall, room 433
300 college park
dayton, ohio 45469 - 1445

our mission

the fitz center for leadership in community cultivates servant leaders and just communities through reciprocal partnerships, engaged learning and scholarship, and community building.

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