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Fitz Center for Leadership in Community

Student Servant Leadership

The Fitz Center for Leadership in Community initiates and sustains partnerships with urban neighborhoods and larger communities as a context for connected learning and scholarship. The University of Dayton is a national leader in educating community builders and the programs of the Fitz Center fulfill the University's Catholic and Marianist initiatives. Teams of students, faculty, and Fitz Center staff are continually contributing to a network of community building partnerships throughout the region that enriches neighborhoods and communities and provides opportunities for connected learning.


The CityLinks Neighborhood Conference features workshops that bring Dayton and Montgomery County citizens together to learn from national speakers and from one another ways to revitalize neighborhoods and nurture leadership at its roots.

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Community Engaged Learning

The Fitz Center's close ties with neighborhoods, schools and service providers lead to many opportunities for University of Dayton students and faculty to become active participants in service that broadens education.

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Dayton Civic Scholars

The Dayton Civic Scholars program is designed for students interested in urban affairs and social justice and students pursuing careers in public service.

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Fr. Ferree Professor of Social Justice
The Ferree Professor connects Catholic social teaching and the social sciences through the community-building mission of the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community.
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Leadership in Building Communities Seminar

This innovative seminar guides both undergraduate and MPA graduate students through the processes of building community.

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Fitz Center for Leadership in Community

1401 S. Main Street
Dayton, Ohio 45409