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Educating Leaders Who Build Communities.
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.
Carrying out the University of Dayton's vision as a national leader in educating community builders, the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community initiates and sustains partnerships with urban neighborhoods and larger communities for both comprehensive community building and as a context for connected learning and scholarship. The Center stimulates, coordinates and facilitates learning and scholarship throughout the University, within the community and between the two.
Help keep our school children warm this winter.
The Fitz Center and their Neighborhood School Centers are adding a little warmth to the holiday season through a coat drive. Anyone can donate new or gently used kids coats. You can also use our online Amazon wish list for a quick and easy donation. Through Amazon, anyone can choose a coat from the wish list and take it to the Fitz Center or have it shipped directly there. Coats will be donated directly to students at partnering Dayton elementary schools between Nov. 21 and Dec. 8, 2016.
Fitz Center Propels Ohio
The executive director of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! program will be the keynote speaker Friday, Oct. 14, at a statewide conference at the University of Dayton aimed at connecting college students to public service careers in Ohio.
WRGT-TV/Fox 45 reports
Members of the Fitz Center's Dayton Civic Scholars show their support for the City of Dayton's recent approval of the proposal to create a free music venue in Downtown Dayton. Plans for the Levitt Pavilion have moved to the design stage and construction is slated for spring 2017.
WDTN-TV/Channel 2 reports on the River Stewards' two-day kayak trip down the Great Miami River.
First Place Business Plan
Jessica Kerr, an intern for the Fitz Center's Community Engaged Learning program, won first place and $25,000 for her idea for Aer, an at-home lung function monitor in the University of Dayton's 10th annual Business Plan Competition. Jessica will graduate in May 2016 with majors in marketing and entrepreneurship from the School of Business Administration.
Read about the events, the activities and the people that make the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community a strong force in the Greater Dayton community. The stories in our newsletter, Community Leader will inspire you to become involved in a myriad of ways.