Welcome Week

Welcome Week

Community Connections


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Want to travel abroad on a service trip? Interested in a sneak peak of amazing organizations and service projects here in Cincinnati? Whether on-campus, off-campus, or around the globe--UC students have unparalleled opportunities to build community through service. Join the Center for Community Engagement to explore and experience a wide range of cultural excursions that can make your time as a Bearcat unforgettable. The Center for Community Engagement is offering these awesome preview experiences that will introduce you to your new community.

Cincinnati Arts Scene

Cincinnati has a unique cultural history of the arts. A vibrant resurgence of arts activity including theater, visual arts, music and more is clustered in historic Over-the-Rhine. Tour this dynamic neighborhood with a UC alumnus who is closely connected to the arts scene in Cincinnati.

Location: Over-the-Rhine
Number of Students: Maximum of 25 students
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., with lunch included
Transportation: Provided by the Center for Community Engagement (Bus)
To register, email community.engagement@uc.edu

Urban Gardens

Cincinnati is committed to creating and maintaining green spaces for all to enjoy. Get to know your new community and get involved with the on-going effort to redefine the urban landscape! Tour urban gardens, and visit some of Keep Cincinnati Beautiful's exciting projects.

Location: Various locations near campus.
Number of Students: Maximum of 25 students
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., with lunch included
Transportation: Provided by the Center for Community Engagement (Bus)
To register, email community.engagement@uc.edu

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Tour this national treasure and learn how to volunteer throughout the year in a variety of ways. If time allows, we will take a walking tour of “The Banks”-an 18-acre development on the Ohio River between Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium, filled with new restaurants, waterfalls green space and more.

Location: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Number of Students: Maximum of 25 students
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., pizza lunch included
Transportation: Provided by the Center for Community Engagement (Bus)
To register, email community.engagement@uc.edu

Go Global with Service

Drumming, dancing and international fun! Come experience the world according to students who have traveled to make positive change around the globe; from building houses in Guatemala, to purifying water in Tanzania, to working with children in various countries. Whether during winter break, spring break or for a class, don’t miss the opportunity to learn about travel abroad.

Location: On campus - AACRC
Number of Students: Maximum of 50 students
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Transportation: (N/A)
To register, email community.engagement@uc.edu

GIRL Power!

An interactive session to build partnerships between UC students and local organizations focused on girls. Become a champion of GIRL power and learn how to support and advocate for girls in Cincinnati. We will have staff members and volunteers from the Girls Scouts of Western Ohio, the UC Women’s Center, and the YWCA.

Location: On campus - Stratford Heights Banquet Room
Number of Students: Maximum of 25 students
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Transportation: (N/A)
To register, email community.engagement@uc.edu

Feed the Need

Students will get to experience historic Findlay Market at its peak hours during the Saturday morning Farmers market. With street performers, produce from local farms, restaurants, art and so much more--Findlay Market is the place to be on a Saturday morning. The tour will start at the Freestore Foodbank's Customer Connections Center where we'll learn about the area's largest food bank and opportunities to fight food insecurity in our local community.

Location: Findlay Market and Freestore Foodbank
Number of Students: Maximum of 20 students
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Transportation: Provided by the Center for Community Engagement (Bus), and a little walking.
To register, email community.engagement@uc.edu

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

This city treasure is within walking distance from UC's campus. Join us as we visit the Zoo and experience the lions, tigers and bears (OH MY!). Learn how to volunteer at the Zoo throughout the year and learn about the Center for Community Engagement’s signature program, Zoo-Mates--a program that connects UC students with children experiencing homelessness.

Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Number of Students: Maximum of 25 students
Time: 9:30 a.m. - Noon; 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Transportation: Walking
To register, email community.engagement@uc.edu

 

Please note, some of these experiences involve walking from one location to another. Lunch will also be provided at some of these experiences. If you have special needs or dietary concerns please let the Center for Community Engagement know prior to the event via email, preferably when you register.

These experiences are designed to provide connections and pathways to meaningful community engagement and service. These experiences will not count toward scholarship community service requirements.