Ohio Campus Compact offers a variety of service-learning programs, including:
The Pay it Forward initiative is developing a new generation of philanthropists through an innovative course-based service-learning program that engages Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky college students in hands-on philanthropy, grant-making, and volunteer service while providing community nonprofits with much needed assistance during the economic downturn.
One of Ohio Campus Compact’s flagship programs is our campus-based AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Program. There are currently 34 OCC AmeriCorps VISTAs serving across the state on more than 25 member campuses to make manifest the mission of the federal VISTA program, to eliminate and alleviate poverty and poverty-related problems in the United States. By offering their skills and talents and drive to create local and long-term solutions to poverty in their communities, these VISTAs are developing and managing specific issue focused programs and projects that address poverty and issues of poverty.
The Corporation for National and Community Service is committed to ensuring a brighter future for all of America’s youth and engaging students in the community. The AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate Program gives campuses an opportunity to invest in both of these goals. Ohio Campus Compact’s “Healthy Food for All” Summer Associate VISTA Program allows OCC members the opportunity to host AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers for 8 weeks to enhance and sustain projects.
The Midwest Campus Compact Citizen-Scholar Fellowship Program (M3C) is a part-time AmeriCorps education award worth $1,132 funded by the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS). One of the program’s primary goals is to serve first generation, low-income students and to create a safety net around these at-risk students to help with increase retention rates.
Students in Service (SIS) is a part-time AmeriCorps program which encourages and supports college students in providing valuable service to their local communities. SIS members make a difference in their communities, gain valuable civic and workforce skills, and earn an education award upon completion of their term of service.