Propel Ohio


Senator Sherrod Brown and the University of Akron are hosting Propel Ohio: Collegiate Leadership Summit 2017 on Friday, November 17th from 9am-5:30pm.

This leadership program is open to undergraduate students in Ohio and promotes civic engagement and inspires students to become civic leaders. Propel Ohio features a one-day statewide conference in the fall and 5 regional gatherings in winter/spring.  The conference educates students on issues that affect childhood poverty, including health and hunger, education, and housing security. 

For additional information about this year’s conference visit the Propel Ohio Webpage.

When: Friday, November 17th, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Where: University of Akron (transportation provided by BGSU CCCE)

Why should you apply?

  • To attend a conference and engage with Senator Sherrod Brown, guest speakers, and workshop facilitators on issues facing our community.
  • To participate in an Internship Fair during the day to connect with organizations that are working to address childhood poverty across Ohio.
  • To represent BGSU and connect our campus to statewide initiatives focused on childhood hunger
Deadline to apply was October 10th

Note: Once you apply online, the applications from BGSU students are reviewed by the BGSU Center for Community & Civic Engagement and four BGSU representatives will be selected and nominated by President Mazey to attend. Applicants who are not selected to attend the fall conference will be invited to attend the spring regional conference and will also have an opportunity to participate in the Take Action for Change post conference program.


Take Action For Change

Do you have a passion for change and an idea you’d love to implement? The Center for Community and Civic Engagement wants to help make your idea a reality!

Students participating in Propel Ohio will have an opportunity to propose an idea for a social change project that impacts the campus and community. Participants will engage in a Design Thinking workshop to help develop their idea into a proposal. The Take Action for Change review committee will give 2-3 $200 grants to help implement those projects that will most impact the campus/community and raise awareness of, and encourage action to end childhood poverty. This opportunity will allow students to gain the resources necessary to be social entrepreneurs while supporting ongoing dialogue around childhood poverty on campus.