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The Office of Civic Engagement supports faculty, students, staff and administrators to allow them to develop, expand and sustain collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships with community residents, organizations and institutions. These partnerships contribute to student learning and academic scholarship while contributing to the social and economic well-being of Cleveland, its neighborhoods and the Northeast Ohio region. Visit our website to learn more at
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Now Hiring: HomeHEALTH Community Outreach Specialist

NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health seeks a HomeHealth Community Outreach Specialist to establish and maintain a community infrastructure that promotes an ongoing, mutually beneficial university-community partnership that supports the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health’s HomeHEALTH program. The ideal candidate will create and implements activities to recruit, engage and retain households for the program and facilitates the interaction between families and their student and faculty visitors.

Required experience includes a bachelor’s degree in a health-related field and five years experience in community outreach efforts, or in lieu of degree, seven years experience in community engagement or outreach. 

Read more about the position and apply here.

Student Spotlight: Keiona Blackmon

The value of networking and relationship-building has come into focus for CSU senior Keiona Blackmon since she became a LINK Scholar.

Through the program, in which networking opportunities are key, Keiona has been mentored by professionals at the United Way of Greater Cleveland and FirstEnergy.

"[My mentors] are and have been a big part of my college career and personal career. They provide advice and resources," she said. "It is truly an honor to be part of the LINK program."

Read more about Keiona here.
Call to Faculty to Participate in Public Sphere Pedagogy

Public Sphere Pedagogy (PSP) is an Office of Civic Engagement initiative rooted in the belief that students learn best through experience, where the student plays an active role in his or her education.

Students approach class work through the prism of an identified contemporary public issue. Selected faculty work as a team to identify opportunities within their classes to include concepts and assignments related to the public issue. Participating faculty are provided with sample lessons and guidance from the public sphere pedagogy planning team.

The topic for the Spring 2017 semester will be "The Legacy of Carl and Louis Stokes." 

Read more about the Public Sphere Pedagogy here.

Interested in getting involved? Email

Plain Dealer Writer Discusses Lead Poisoning at Town Hall

Plain Dealer reporter Brie Zeltner addressed Cleveland State University students at a town hall on December 1, 2016 about lead poisoning, an issue that Zeltner reported on at length in the Plain Dealer's "Toxic Neglect" series.

The communications students participated as part of a class project about lead poisoning, which was the Fall 2016 Public Sphere Pedagogy (PSP) topic. The class is taught by Preofessor Ed Horowitz, an active participant in PSP projects.

The Spring 2017 topic will explore the legacy of civic leaders Carl and Louis Stokes. Faculty interested in participating should contact Julian Rogers. Director of Community Partnerships, at

Read more about the Public Sphere Pedagogy here.


Featured Project: Viking Expeditions

Viking Expeditions is a student-led service organization that partners with a variety of agencies in the Greater Cleveland area to address the needs of the local community.

The program provides Cleveland State University students with both national and international service opportunities by offering affordable alternative break trips. CSU students have served at non-profits such as the Ronald McDonald House, Medwish, Greater Cleveland Food Bank and a handful of local homeless shelters.

Check out our story on Viking Expeditions here.

Jan. 26: 'Diversity & Democracy' Discussion at CSU

Please join the Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement for a discussion about "Diversity and Democracy: With Liberty and Justice For All...?" on January 26, 2017 in the Student Center Ballroom.

CSU students, faculty, staff and the community are welcome to join in on this important reflection about how we shape our values. This Diversity Dialogue will include presentations by four panelists, each representing a different perspective of societal values and norms associated with issues of democracy including: poverty, privilege, education, governance and history.

Space is limited. Registration required.

Click here for more information and to register.

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