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Fitz Center For Leadership in Community

Making News
President 09.10.19
Collaboration — It's in Dayton's DNA

It’s no secret: Nothing in Dayton happens without collaboration. We are convinced that “collaboration” is hardwired in Dayton’s DNA — and is the driving force behind why great ideas, like the innovative Dayton Performing Arts Alliance or the ambitious Dayton Arcade transformation, take flight.

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Campus and Community 08.22.19
Three community organizations come together under one roof

In the coming weeks, three community-building organizations will be moving into a new building in one of the key development areas in the City of Dayton, a move they say is aimed at increasing opportunities for broad and deep collaborations with a wide variety of public and private partners.

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Campus and Community 07.29.19
Serving Dayton in Disaster’s Wake

The Memorial Day tornado outbreak that devastated communities across the Dayton region put a number of University of Dayton students at the forefront of local disaster recovery efforts.

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Campus and Community 03.26.19
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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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.

Learn what we are doing and find out how you can help:

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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.


Fitz Center for Leadership in Community

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1445

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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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