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2011 Program Year Report

  1. 1. .   Member The Compact Impact 2011 Program Year Report Institutions Ohio Campus Compact is a statewide coalition of college and university presidents and their campuses working to promote the civic purposes of higher education. Our mission Antioch University Midwest is to provide statewide leadership in mobilizing resources, services and partnerships that Ashland University help Ohio colleges and universities fulfill their civic missions. Baldwin-Wallace College Bowling Green State University Capital University ✬ Ohio’s colleges and universities are more engaged in service to communities, thanks to Case Western Reserve University Ohio Campus Compact’s grants, training and service initiatives. In 2012 Ohio Campus Central Ohio Technical Compact will celebrate 20 years of service as a leader in promoting civic engagement and College College of Mount St. Joseph public service in campus and academic life. College of Wooster Columbus State We invite you to learn more about our most recent successes and meet a few of the Community College Cuyahoga Community many dynamic students, faculty, VISTA members and campus community service directors College that work tirelessly every day to connect campuses with communities. Together, we’re Defiance College Denison University creating powerful partnerships focused on service to our communities and our country. Heidelberg University Hiram College At the core of our work is strengthening institutions to better serve the community and Hocking College John Carroll University educate future civic leaders. On some campuses, we have funded innovative service- Kent State University learning initiatives; on others we have provided consulting and training to deepen Lorain County Community community service programs. Across the state, our member campuses are engaged in College Lourdes College many issues confronting our state—from access and success in higher education, to health Marietta College disparities, food security and the housing crisis. Our member campuses respond in Mercy College Miami University remarkable ways that create powerful campus-community partnerships for positive Muskingum University change. Notre Dame College Oberlin College The Ohio State University Ohio University 2011 Nonprofit Excellence Award Ohio Wesleyan University Otterbein University Owens Community College Shawnee State University   University of Akron University of Cincinnati University of Dayton University of Findlay University of Mount Union University of Toledo Urbana University Walsh University Wilmington College Wittenberg University Wright State University Xavier University Youngstown State University The Ohio Campus Compact received the prestigious 2011Ohio Nonprofit Excellence 631 N. Pearl Street Award by the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Each year, the Ohio Granville, Ohio 43023 Association of Nonprofit Organizations (OANO), recognizes a handful of truly (740) 587-8568 outstanding nonprofits from around Ohio. The Excellence Award recognized the (740) 587-8569 FAX creativity, execution, achievement, and overall excellence of the Ohio Campus Compact Pay it Forward program. www.ohiocampuscompact.org OANO Executive Director Jennifer Williams (left) presents Ohio Campus Compact staff Dick Kinsley, Kirsten Fox and Susan King with the 2011Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Award for the Pay it Forward Initiative. Lorain County Community
  2. 2. Engage   We engage campuses in service to the community.. Our Students in Service and AmeriCorps VISTA programs strategically connect college resources with communities in need. Participants gain valuable experience and educational awards. Campuses expand their civic outreach. And community partners receive critical support. Mery Kanashiro has been working to alleviate issues of homelessness and poverty in the local Delaware, Ohio community for the past two   years. Most significantly, she has been instrumental in the development of a new community center, the Second Ward Community Initiative, located in a traditionally underserved part of town. She is currently serving as a board member, assisting with their capital fundraising Our Service Program Impact campaign, and recruiting volunteers and donations to provide the center by the numbers: with resources. She has also provided connections with key players in the Delaware and Ohio Wesleyan University communities. Over the • 157 first generation, low-income students on 16 course of the past year, the SWCI has achieved 501(c)3 status, has campuses earned $177,724 in AmeriCorps received thousands of dollars in in-kind donations from the Ohio educational awards for 28,796 hours of service Wesleyan community, and lined up partners for programming benefiting communities through our Midwest Campus opportunities both on campus and beyond for when the center opens. Compact Citizen Scholar (M3C) Fellows Program. Mery also has been an on-campus resource for OWU students to learn • 75 students at seven member campuses dedicated about issues of homelessness and poverty in their backyards. Among more than 22,500 hours of volunteer service and many things, she has connected student volunteers with local agencies, advised the service clubs on campus, coordinated a major day of service, earned a total of $84,900 in AmeriCorps educational and executed a local, multi-day immersion experience centered around awards as part of our new Students In Service program local poverty and service, which is now in its second year. • 20 VISTA Summer Associates spent eight weeks working in local communities on food access and nutrition education projects. • Summer Associates maintained 18+ communityAbout Ohio Campus Compact Service Programs gardens that produced over 2,000 lbs of donated produce, engaged over 800 disadvantaged youth,The Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA served 11,719 meals and recruited 2,327 volunteer hours during the eight week service.Program places and supports VISTAs who create and • 34 VISTAs dedicated a year of their lives to helpexpand programs designed to bring individuals and local community groups to fight hunger,communities out of poverty. VISTAs serve in the poorest homelessness, illiteracy, joblessness and otherareas of their communities to tackle poverty-related problems poverty-related issues.such as hunger and homelessness, financial literacy, veteranstudent services, public health and college access. This is what a year of campus-based VISTA work can do:The Midwest Campus Compact Citizen Scholar Ohio Campus Compact VISTAs leveraged:(M3C) Fellows Program supports cohorts of predominantly • 20,862 students who served as communitylow-income and/or first generation college students who volunteersreceive a $1,132 AmeriCorps education award for tuition or • 134,087 service hours performed by communityloans in return for 300 hours of community service. volunteers • $143,663 = Dollar value of cash resources developed by VISTA MembersStudents in Service (SIS) is a part-time AmeriCorps • $117,623 = Dollar value of NON-cash resourcesprogram that supports college students in providing valuable developed by VISTA Membersservice to their local communities. Students in Servicemembers make a difference in their communities, gainvaluable civic and workforce skills, and earn a $1,132 Lorain County Community Collegeeducation award.
  3. 3. invest We invest in good ideas. We invest in civic engagement on our member campuses. Our innovative Pay it Forward student philanthropy grants provide funds to service-learning courses which engage students in charitable giving and service to the local community. Our Campus Grants’ Impact   Pay it Forward by the numbers: Pay it Forward Student Philanthropy Grants supported 73 student philanthropy courses on 31 campuses in 3 states “Working with the Pay It Forward Philanthropy Program (Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky.) has been an amazing experience for our entire 1467 students participated in Pay it Forward service-learning community. It has impacted students, faculty and courses, contributing a total of 28,306 volunteer service hours community partners. This program has taken learning to while investing $328,500 dollars into 194 local non-profit a different level; students are inspired to work harder organizations. while faculty, enjoying increased collaboration in an 74% of students plan to volunteer or engage in philanthropic interdisciplinary project, have utilized data from the past activities throughout their lifetime as the result of taking the two years to publish an article and present at a national Pay it Forward course – compared to just 45% before taking conference. Our community partners have also the course. As the result of taking a Pay it Forward class, benefitted, not only from funding for important programs there was a 50% increase in likelihood to volunteer or engage and services, but additional student volunteers. The Pay in philanthropic activities throughout the lifetime. it Forward initiative is an incredible win-win program!” More so, there was a 46% increase in likelihood to volunteer ~Mila Cooper, Director of Service-Learning, after graduation as a result of taking a Pay it Forward course. Baldwin-Wallace College Only 48% of PIF students planned on volunteering after graduation prior to taking the course; however, after taking the course this statistic jumped to 76% of PIF students plan on volunteering after graduation. As a result of taking a Pay it Forward course, 85% of PIF About Ohio Campus Compact Grant Programs students believe they can make a difference in their local Since January 2010, the Ohio Campus Compact Pay it Forward initiative community and 84% believe they have a responsibility to has been developing a new generation of philanthropists through an help others in need. innovative course-based service-learning program that engages college 95% of community partners agree that the Pay it Forward students in hands-on philanthropy, grant-making, and volunteer service initiative helped to meet community needs. while providing community nonprofits with much needed assistance When asked to compare the same course with and without during the economic downturn. Participating faculty infuse the study of the philanthropy component, 78% of faculty observed that philanthropy as a core component of the coursework and each course students in Pay it Forward courses were personally invested receives real dollars to award non-profit agencies. Students provide at in the class. least 15 hours of volunteer service to local non-profit agencies Faculty rated critical thinking and problem solving as the while simultaneously identifying community needs, establishing funding more frequent skill developed by students through criteria, and engaging in group decision-making as part of the course. Pay it participation in a Pay it Forward Course. This was followed Forward simultaneously improves student learning, faculty scholarship, by communication skills and teamwork skills respectively. college engagement and non-profit capacity and impact. Since January 96% of faculty intend to partner with local non-profit 2010, Pay it Forward has engaged over 2,500 college students in 121 organizations in future courses. courses across 34 campuses, dedicated more than 46,400 total   volunteer hours, and invested $512,000 in 320 community nonprofit organizations. “Helping to develop these young and intelligent minds gives up hope that This project was a life-changing experience that I philanthropy will continue long into the future.” will never forget. I learned group skills, time ~ A Kid Again, Inc. (Community Partner with management, organizational skills and lessons for Otterbein University) a lifetime. This experience was truly a life changer.” ~ Student Course Evaluation
  4. 4. empower We empower campus leaders to help local communities. We bring together scholars and the state’s brightest youth leaders. We put that brainpower to work to tackle issues like poverty, hunger and joblessness. Our symposiums, trainings & resources bring out the best in faculty, administrators and “Membership with Ohio Campus Compact has been invaluable campus leaders. And with our to us, as has been working with them to develop a service learning identity for our campus. Professional development and help, they make an even greater networking opportunities have allowed us to explore the many impact on students and in local ways to create service learning opportunities for our students communities. while understanding some of the unique circumstances and needs in our local and state community. OCC has been available to help us define goals for our program while also In 2011, Ohio Campus Compact offering ongoing guidance and encouragement to our service learning support staff. We are looking forward to continued launched a new website, expanded growth and will rely on OCC to help our program develop and it social media presence and succeed." - Krista Kiessling, Director of Service Learning provided new e-engagement tools & Harvest Project Coordinator to support campus- based Owens Community College community service programs.About Ohio Campus Compact Training, Our Outreach Impact by the numbers:Resources & Outreach Programs • 35 member campuses receivedOhio Campus Compact believes that constant learning and the one or more direct grants,empowerment of leaders who care about our communities are student educational awards, orcritical to addressing today’s most pressing social and economic VISTA member services in 2011.challenges. • $15,500: the average return on investment for Ohio CampusOhio Campus Compact proudly provides the following services Compact member colleges.to support college faculty, campus community service directorsand other professionals engaged in campus-based community “Membership in the OCC has been invaluable to Centralservice, service-learning and civic engagement initiatives: Ohio Technical College. OCCs resources and networking possibilities are superb. In addition, OCC has provided our college with ongoing, in-depth, personalized assistance as we • Workshops & Symposiums attempt to strengthen and expand our service learning • Resources & Publications efforts. Providing this assistance is an energetic, eminently adept, friendly, and superbly customer-oriented OCC staff. • Regional Collaboration & Networking We are very grateful to OCC for their continued, collegial • Individualized Campus Consultations (training, retreats, help.” peer-matching and coaching) Dr. Richard J. Prystowsky Central Ohio Technical College
  5. 5. Our Supporters In addition to support from our member institutions listed at left, Ohio Campus Compact received generous support from: Denison University State Farm Insurance Ohio Campus Compact Board of Directors Ohio Campus Compact VISTA Alumni & Friends of VISTA   Member   Institutions   Our Efficiency Antioch University Midwest Ashland University Financial information for 2011 program year Baldwin-Wallace College Bowling Green State University R E V E N U E SO U R C E S AM T Membership Dues Capital University 3% Revenue Sources Case Western Reserve Membership dues $187,570 Foundation / Corporate University Foundation/Corporation $18,312 2% Grants Central Ohio Technical Contributions College Grants 16% 1% VISTA / AmeriCorps College of Mount St. Joseph Contributions $14,661 College of Wooster 1% Columbus State VISTA/AmeriCorps $454,380 Learn & Serve Community College Learn & Serve $471,750 39% State Government Grants Cuyahoga Community College State Government $0 38% Fees Defiance College Fees $21,600 Denison University In-kind Donations Heidelberg University In-kind Donations $1,148 Hiram College Other $39,338 Other (please identify) Hocking College John Carroll University   Kent State University Lorain County Community EX P E N D IT U R E S AM T Expenditure Categories Grants to Members College Grants to members $714,527 Lourdes College 7% 2% Marietta College Training conferences $18,738 Training (conferences, tech assistance) Mercy College & assistance to Member Services Miami University Muskingum University members Publications Notre Dame College Member services $354,822 Oberlin College Publications $0 30% Research The Ohio State University Ohio University General & Admin $78,825 60% General & Administrative Ohio Wesleyan University Otterbein University Occupancy $0 Occupancy Owens Community College Membership dues $30,712 1% Membership Dues Shawnee State University University of Akron   Other (please identify) University of Cincinnati Board of Directors University of Dayton Dr. Dale Knobel, President, Denison University of Findlay University of Mount Union University University of Toledo Jim Henry, Director of Development, The Urbana University Ohio State Medical Center Staff Walsh University Dick Kinsley, Executive Director, Wilmington College Dr. Luis Proenza, President, University of Wittenberg University Akron Lesha Farias, Sr. Program Manager, Wright State University AmeriCorps VISTA Xavier University Dr. Toni Murdock, Chancellor, Antioch Youngstown State University Kirsten Fox Ph.D, Sr. Program University Director, Academic Initiatives Dr. Richard Prystowsky, VP for Academic   Affairs, Central Ohio Technical College Susan Studer King, Program Father Robert Niehoff, President, John Director, Outreach & Engagement Carroll University Coral Breuer, Program Director, 631 N. Pearl Street Student Outreach/VISTA Dr. Daniel DiBiasio, President, Wilmington Granville, Ohio 43023 Elizabeth McAnally, Office College (740) 587-8568 Manager Dr. Rock Jones, President, Ohio Wesleyan (740) 587-8569 FAX Brenna Limbrick, VISTA Project University Coordinatorwww.ohiocampuscompact.org