Cleveland State University’s Office of Civic Engagement has announced the recipients of its 2015-16 Student Organization grants.
Now in its third year, the Civic Engagement Grant Program recognizes student organizations, faculty and staff who embody CSU’s passion for engaged learning by creatively connecting classroom, campus and community.
“CSU is committed to expanding the learning experience of students beyond traditional classrooms and into innovative spaces around Northeast Ohio,” said Director of Community Partnerships Julian Rogers. “Connecting students with community partners has a dual benefit – we are able to share our valuable CSU resources to aid in community improvement while exposing our students to civic opportunities that will hopefully spark a lifelong interest in civic engagement.”
A few highlights from last year’s grant awards include:
- More than 200 CSU students directly benefited
- More than 2,000 Cuyahoga County residents impacted
- Leveraged tens of thousands of additional dollars to benefit the community
- Approximately 55 community organizations or companies participated
2016 Student Organization Civic Engagement Grant recipients:
- CSU Pre-Law Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity International for its plan to work with StandUP! For Change to renovate vacant homes in the Collinwood neighborhood to be occupied by the homeless.
- National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Student Club at CSU for its advocacy and outreach to underserved populations through informational brochures, posters and electronic media.
- Chi Sigma Iota Chapter at CSU for its partnership with the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland to provide support by volunteer counseling graduate students.
- WeTeach, a group of students interested in teaching science or math, for its plan to support projects such as science fairs and tutoring in local schools.
Civic engagement grants also include various faculty awards. Faculty Civic Engagement grants will be awarded later in 2016.