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.

Newsworthy.


Jessica Kerr

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.

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Ian Dollenmayer

Dayton Civic Scholar receives Ping Service Award

Ian Dollenmayer, a senior Political Science and Philosophy double-major and Dayton Civic Scholar has received a 2015-16 Charles J. Ping Service Award by Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities committed to public service through higher education. The Ping Award honors students for their outstanding leadership and many contributions to their campus and community.

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Kayla McLaughlin

UD student named Newman Civic Fellow

Kayla McLaughlin, a sophomore Operations and Accounting/Communications double-major and Dayton Civic Scholar has been named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities committed to public service through higher education. The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders working to find solutions to challenges in their communities.

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2016 June Newsletter

Newsletter: Community Leader

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.

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Fitz Center for Leadership in Community

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300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1445

937-229-5400