Dayton Civic Scholars at City Hall

Adventure Central

Nate Arnett, Director

Liaisons to the Fitz Center: Nate Arnett, Ashley Krogel, Kim Catchpole (Graduate Community Fellows, Semester of Service)

Collaborations: Graduate Community Fellows, Neighborhood School Centers, River Stewards, Rivers Institute, Semester of Service

Mission: To promote positive youth development education and leadership skills using an environmental foundation in a welcoming, safe, fun, active setting that utilizes volunteers and community resources with adult and youth interaction.

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Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley

Laura Roesch, Executive Director

Liaisons to the Fitz Center: Peggy Seboldt (Head Social Worker), Leslie Jones (PR)

Collaborations: Graduate Community Fellows

Mission: Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley strengthens individuals and families in need through actions of faith, service and charity.

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City of Dayton

Tim Riordan, City Manager

Liaison to the Fitz Center: Nan Whaley, Commissioner

Collaboration: Dayton Civic Scholars

Mission: As stewards of the public trust, our mission is to provide leadership, excellent services, and participatory government to enhance the quality of life and sense of community for all who live, work, raise families, play, or conduct business in Dayton.

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City of Dayton Water Department

Felicia Graham, Environmental Compliance Coordinator

Liaisons to the Fitz Center: Felicia Graham, Michele Simmons

Collaborations: River Stewards, Rivers Institute, River Leadership Curriculum

Mission: To enhance the City’s environmental awareness and compliance by providing sound environmental support and guidance to the City organization.

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CityFolk

Kathleen Alter, Executive Director


Liaison to the Fitz Center: Jean Howat Berry (Culture Builds Community)

Collaborations: Graduate Community Fellows, Neighborhood School Centers

Mission: Cityfolk is Ohio's only full-time, professional presenter of traditional and ethnic performing arts. Cityfolk brings people together through high quality arts and cultural experiences that celebrate the diverse traditions within Dayton communities and around the world.

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Dakota Center

Sharon Barrett-Mitchell, Director

Liaisons to the Fitz Center: Sharon Barrett-Mitchell, Benjy Klein (Board Chair)

Collaborations: Graduate Community Fellows, Semester of Service

Mission: The Dakota Center is a community service center primarily devoted to offering educational and social programs to youth, adults, and seniors on Dayton's west side. Our ultimate goal is to assist our clients to become self-reliant, productive citizens who contribute to the community.

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Daybreak

Linda Kramer, Chief Executive Officer

Liaisons to the Fitz Center: Linda Kramer, Cindy Minton (Graduate Community Fellows), Karen Garcia-Van Dyke (Semester of Service)

Collaborations: Graduate Community Fellows, Semester of Service

Mission: To eliminate youth homelessness in the Miami Valley through comprehensive and results-oriented programs that provide safety and stability for runaway, troubled, and homeless youth ages 10 to 21.

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Dayton Christian Center

Tasha Johnson, Executive Director

Liaison to the Fitz Center: Tasha Johnson (Semester of Service)

Collaboration: Semester of Service

Mission: Dayton Christian Center is a faith-based community center that nurtures youth, empowers families and promotes community.

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Dayton Early College Academy (DECA)

Dave Taylor, Principal

Liaisons to the Fitz Center: Judy Hennessey, Ph. D. (Superintendent), Anne Rasmussen (Community Involvement)

Collaborations: Semester of Service, River Stewards, Rivers Institute, Dayton Civic Scholars

Mission: The Dayton Early College Academy (DECA) is a nontraditional charter high school singularly focused on preparing first-generation urban students to go to college. It is located on the University of Dayton campus.

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East End Community Services

Jan Lepore-Jentleson, Executive Director

Liaisons to the Fitz Center: Jan Lepore-Jentleson, Amy Jomantas, Leah Werner, Amanda Arrington, Janice James, Mario (Ruskin PK-8 NSC)

Collaborations: Neighborhood School Centers, Semester of Service

Mission: To listen to and work with residents of Twin Towers and surrounding neighborhoods to bring about a prosperous, healthy and caring community.

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Five Rivers Metroparks

Rebecca Benná, Executive Director

Liaison to the Fitz Center: Carrie Scarff

Collaborations: Ohio's Great Corridor, River Stewards, Rivers Institute

Mission: Five Rivers MetroParks is dedicated to protecting Greater Dayton's natural heritage and to providing outdoor recreation and education experiences that inspire a lasting personal connection with nature.

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Five Rivers Metroparks Outdoor Connections

Greg Brumitt, Director of Outdoor Recreation

Liaisons to the Fitz Center: Greg Brumitt and Amy Dingle (Outdoor Recreation Coordinator)

Collaborations: Ohio's Great Corridor, River Stewards, Rivers Institute

Mission: Five Rivers MetroParks is dedicated to protecting Greater Dayton's natural heritage and to providing outdoor recreation and education experiences that inspire a lasting personal connection with nature.

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Life Essentials

Linda Roepkin, Executive Director

Liaison to the Fitz Center: Debbie Conn

Collaboration: Semester of Service

Mission: Life Essentials helps people who slip through gaps in community services. Through a dedicated network of volunteers, we provide over 25,000 hours of service each year to fragile seniors in the Greater Dayton area. But we still have so many more people to reach.

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Miami Conservancy District

Janet Bly, General Manager

Liaison to the Fitz Center: Sarah Hippensteel Hall

Collaborations: Ohio's Great Corridor, River Stewards, Rivers Institute

Mission: The Miami Conservancy District is protecting lives, property, and economic vitality within the Great Miami River Watershed through an integrated and balanced system that provides unfailing flood protection, preserves water resources and promotes enjoyment of our waterways.

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Montgomery County Family and Children First Council

Tom Kelley, Director

Liaison to the Fitz Center: Bob Stoughton (Research Administrator)

Collaborations: Dayton Civic Scholars, Semester of Service

Mission: The Family and Children First Council serves as a catalyst to foster interdependent solutions among public and private community partners to achieve the vision for the health and well-being of families, children and adults.

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Salvation Army of Greater Dayton

Reggie Winters, Administrator

Liaisons to the Fitz Center: Amber Rose, Tim Erlandson, Teresa Wendell (Kiser PK-8 NSC)

Collaboration: Neighborhood School Centers

Mission: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Our overarching mission is to meet human needs by providing sustenance, opportunity, and spiritual guidance without discrimination. In keeping with this mission, the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center provides facilities, programs and services that encourage positive, life-changing experiences for children and adults, strengthen families, and enrich the lives of seniors committed to serve the whole person, body, soul and spirit, with integrity and respect, using creative solutions to positively transform lives.

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Samaritan Behavioral Health

Sue McGatha, President, CEO

Liaison to the Fitz Center: Sue McGatha

Collaboration: Graduate Community Fellows

Mission: To provide mental health and substance abuse services that touch, teach, and heal.

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UHS (Unified Health Solutions)

Donerik Black, President and CEO

Liaison to the Fitz Center: Angela Moss (Fairview PK-8 NSC)

Collaboration: Neighborhood School Centers

Mission: Empower one another and unify services for a healthy community.

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We Care Arts

Terry Schalnat, Executive Director

Liaisons to the Fitz Center: Terry Schalnat, Shari Hignite (Semester of Service)

Collaboration: Semester of Service

Mission: We Care Arts is a non-profit organization that helps emotionally, mentally and physically disabled adults and youth achieve greater personal independence. Through a variety of art classes and experiences, we promote the artist's individuality, self-esteem, community skills, ability to focus, life skills, responsibility, confidence and job skills.

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YMCA of Greater Dayton

Tim Helm, President and CEO

Liaisons to the Fitz Center: Tim Helm, Gayle Horton, Cindy Gibson (Cleveland PK-8 NSC), Danielle Dabbs (Edison PK-8 NSC)

Collaboration: Neighborhood School Centers

Mission: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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