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Fitz Center For Leadership in Community

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.

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
Into the River

Into the River

The 2020 cohort of River Stewards is pleased to present “Into the River.” A children’s book geared for 3rd graders, “Into the River” takes you on an adventure through the Great Miami River. On this page, you will find the book and activities to take your own journey into the river. The creation of this story was a journey in itself.

Into the River

Into the River

The 2020 cohort of River Stewards is pleased to present “Into the River.” A children’s book geared for 3rd graders, “Into the River” takes you on an adventure through the Great Miami River. On this page, you will find the book and activities to take your own journey into the river. The creation of this story was a journey in itself.

Where are our River Steward alumni now?

When we celebrated our 10th cohort of River Stewards in Spring 2019, the Rivers Institute decided to embark on a project to find out where the River Stewards are now and what they are doing. A year later, an alumni GIS map is the final product. We look forward to adding more alumni through the years.

See where we are. Learn about our alumni.
Making News
Campus and Community 07.07.20
University of Dayton receives $164K ServeOhio grant to launch out-of-school education program for area children

The University of Dayton will launch a new program this fall to support out-of-school education efforts for Dayton’s children with a $163,568 AmeriCorps renewable grant from ServeOhio, Ohio’s governor-appointed commission on service and volunteerism.

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Campus and Community 05.19.20
University of Dayton student named Newman Civic Fellow

University of Dayton junior Claire Sullivan was awarded a Newman Civic Fellowship in recognition of her leadership and involvement in the Dayton community.

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Campus and Community 04.28.20
University of Dayton Rivers Institute students publish a children's book as senior capstone project

The 2020 cohort of University of Dayton River Stewards created a children’s book, Into the River, to inspire children’s literacy and educate local youth about the importance of rivers in the greater Dayton area.

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Fine and Performing Arts 04.09.20
University of Dayton applied theater group uses performance to drive social change

University of Dayton international student Feifan Ren had seen news coverage of gun violence in the United States, but he was shocked when last summer’s Oregon District shooting brought the issue close to his home at the University.

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Keeping Up

Read about what we are doing and where we are going. Stay informed.

Our latest newsletter (pdf)

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 or read this news article to learn more.

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Fitz Center for Leadership in Community


1401 S. Main Street
Dayton, Ohio 45409
937-229-5400
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The Fitz Center for Leadership in Community cultivates servant leaders and just communities through reciprocal partnerships, engaged learning and scholarship, and community building.

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