2011 Marietta College Impact Presentation


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2011 Marietta College Impact Presentation

  1. 1. Amanda & Zaia’s Impact Presentation
  2. 2. Introductions • Name • Organization/Department • How have you interacted or worked with the Office of Civic Engagement this year?
  3. 3. 5-7 minutes later…
  4. 4. Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) "Connecting with communities, connecting with ourselves."
  5. 5. Mission Statement The Office of Civic Engagement aims to empower students to be active leaders in their communities, promote critical thinking about social justice issues, and develop citizens committed to a lifetime of public service. The Office of Civic Engagement accomplishes this by providing students with opportunities to engage in curricular and co-curricular service that build sustainable, positive relationships with community partners while reflecting on the social justice issues that affect communities on a local, national and global level.
  6. 6. Formation of OCE • Serves entire campus • 4 program areas • 3 positions – Director of Experiential Education and Service Learning – Civic Engagement Coordinator – Nonprofit Capacity Building Coordinator
  7. 7. Civic Engagement Coordinator • Connecting students to service and service-learning opportunities • Coordinating Hunger and Homelessness Week • Advising student service organizations • Coordinating Make a Difference Day and Community Service Day • Forming Office of Civic Engagement Service Advisory Council (OCESAC) • Developing sustainable partnerships with community organizations
  8. 8. Nonprofit Capacity Building Coordinator How did this position come to be? Cause: In 2009, the McDonough Center for Leadership and Business at Marietta College completed an in-depth study about nonprofit capacity building in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Effect: Through a grant from the Sisters of St. Joseph Charitable Fund, I was hired to coordinate the implementations of the study’s recommendations.
  9. 9. What is Nonprofit Capacity Building? “The primary intent of organizational capacity is to enhance an organization’s ability to achieve its social mission.” (Kibbe, 2004, p.7)  Networking and Advocacy  Financial Resources  Operations and Governance  Human Resources  Marketing  Information Technology  Programs and Planning
  10. 10. Goals for the Office 1. Increase student engagement within the community 2. Increase student leadership positions 3. Help fill community and nonprofit capacity building needs 4. Promote dialogue of social justice issues
  11. 11. Goal 1: Increase student engagement within the community • Make a Difference Day • Community Service Day • One-time Service Projects • Alternative Break Program • Sustained Service Commitments • AmeriCorps*VISTA Summer Associates • Robert E. & Sally S. Evans Internship
  12. 12. Goal 2: Increase student leadership positions • ASB Leaders • CSD Leaders • Hunger and Homelessness Week Coordinator • Next Gen: Nonprofit Board Training for Youth • AmeriCorps*VISTA Summer Associates • Cooperating Collections Student Leader
  13. 13. Goal 3: Help Fill Community and Nonprofit Capacity Building Needs • Biweekly workshops • Marietta and Parkersburg • 16 total workshops • Averaged 17 people per workshop • Served 357 people throughout the year Workshops and Networking Activities
  14. 14. Nonprofit Capacity Building Conference
  15. 15. Networking
  16. 16. Goal 4: Promote dialogue of social justice issues •Social Justice Film Screenings •Hunger and Homelessness Week •Service-learning courses •COLL 400 The Job Search •COMM 380 Media and Health •MASS 308 Media Writing
  17. 17. Office of Civic Engagement "Connecting with communities, connecting with ourselves."
  18. 18. What’s Next? For Zaia: • Teach For America – Mississippi Delta Region – Math – Secondary School (7th to 12th) – Two year commitment For Amanda: • One final year of VISTA at Marietta College! • Looking forward to work with all of you next year 
  19. 19. Thank you for a great year! Questions?