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Fitz Center For Leadership in Community

UD, Hall Hunger Initiative partnership strengthens work to end hunger

A new partnership between the University of Dayton and the Hall Hunger Initiative will leverage the resources of both organizations to address growing hunger problems in the community and create additional opportunities for students, faculty and staff to get involved.

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Educating Leaders. Building Community.

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. The University of Dayton Fitz Center for Leadership in Community cultivates servant leaders and just communities through reciprocal partnerships, engaged learning and scholarship, and community building.

Educating Leaders. Building Community.

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. The University of Dayton Fitz Center for Leadership in Community cultivates servant leaders and just communities through reciprocal partnerships, engaged learning and scholarship, and community building.

McHugh named Fitz Center for Leadership in Community executive director

Community-engaged educator and leader Nancy McHugh is the new executive director of the University of Dayton’s Fitz Center for Leadership in Community.

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Community Leader

Aimed at capturing student voices in Dayton with our partners, the Community Leader hopes to showcase student involvement, community collaboration and voices from the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community. Please subscribe for monthly updates on how we're prioritizing our community partners through our student programs.

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Getting and staying engaged for racial justice

During this trying time in Dayton and all of our respective communities, in the nation, and around the world, the Fitz Center is looking for ways to engage deeply and advocate for proactive leadership and positive change.

Learn how to stay engaged
Making News
Diversity and Inclusion 10.26.21
University of Dayton students learn about racial wealth inequality through Hall Hunger Initiative interactive simulation

Aligned with the University of Dayton's mission to be an anti-racist institution, a recent racial wealth gap simulation was an opportunity for students to learn how political systems uphold racism and to engage in thoughtful conversation outside of the classroom.

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Service 05.06.21
University of Dayton River Stewards paint wayfinding storm drain murals connecting campus to the riverfront

The University of Dayton River Stewards 2021 are adding color to city of Dayton storm drains by designing and painting murals that connect the University of Dayton campus to the Great Miami River.

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Campus and Community 10.01.20
University of Dayton student initiative helping to register and engage students for big election

A University of Dayton student-led initiative is working to register students and get out the vote for Election Day, Nov. 3.

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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 to learn more.

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Fitz Center for Leadership in Community


1401 S. Main Street
Dayton, Ohio 45409
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5,800+

hours of high-impact service by Semester of Service interns in 2020-21