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serving our communityStudent Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) builds community partnerships and connects students with volunteer opportunities. SEaL challenges CSCC students to make an impact in our community. Please review the opportunity calendar; if you have a particular interest and/or would like to learn more about serving our community, please contact to be added to our community service listserv.

Become a voluntneer and spread the word on Facebook—and invite your friends to take part too. Discover and educate yourself about all the ways you can make a difference in the community and around the world. Understand how personal and organizational values play a significant role in achieving effective leadership. Developing clarified values offer the student volunteers a compass to navigate through a variety of leadership situations and challenges.

Discuss with your peers and community our shared responsibility for action. Student volunteers understand that their role is to be a positive change agent, to influence others and create a vision. Additionally, student volunteers maintain integrity and accountability; being a role model and person of your word, while learning how to use individual strengths successfully are all important to leadership development.

For more information about Serving Our Community, please contact:

Michelle Weiser ǀ Assistant, Community Service and Student Clubs
Student Engagement and Leadership
(614) 287-2857 |

Spencer Harris ǀ Student Coordinator, Student Ambassador Leadership Program
Student Engagement and Leadership
(614) 287-3621 |

Kimberly Rhyan ǀ Director
Student Engagement and Leadership
(614) 287-2674 |
FAX (614) 287-3683


Upcoming Events

Serve Our Community

Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) builds community partnerships and connects students with volunteer opportunities. SEaL challenges CSCC students to make an impact in our community. Please review the Serve Our Community calendar; if you have a particular interest and/or would like to learn more about serving our community, please contact

2014 Serve Our Community Calendar (Register for these events in OrgSync)
Saturday, September 6: Columbus Volunteer Challenge Kickoff: Central Community House Children's Parade
Wednesday, September 24: Columbus State, Day of Service
Saturday, September 27: Good Neighbor Picnic Goodale Park
Thursday, October 9: National Student Day- Celebrating student volunteer work and social responsibility: Various Donations collected at DX to support local community
October 1 – November 3: Collection Drive for At-Risk-Youth
Saturday, November 15: Academy for Urban Scholars- Project for At-Risk-Youth

Central Community House: Columbus Children's Parade
Saturday, September 6, 2014
9:30 am - 12:00 pm (Hot Times Festival After-Party)

The Children's Parade is an annual event that takes place as part of the Hot Times Festival each year as a celebration of the youth of Central Ohio and all the programs and people that support them. The event starts at 10 AM with crafts and activities. The parade starts at 11 AM and lasts roughly one hour, after which everyone is invited to stay for a free lunch. We need volunteers to help with crafts and set up, decorating, passing out water along the parade route, crowd control/safety, and lunch after the parade. Meet at 1469 E. Main St Columbus OH 43205 for the parade start. Be sure to stay after to be a part of the Hot Times Community Arts & Music Festival.

Columbus State's Day of Service (In-Service Day-Classes are cancelled, so why not volunteer?)
Wednesday September 24, 2014
9:00 a.m. to noon and/or 2:00 p.m.

Columbus State is planning the second Annual Day of Service; Staff, faculty, and students will fan out across our community to participate in more than 50 service projects. The Day of Service replaces the fall In-Service Day, and classes will not be held during the day. Together, we can use one short day to make one BIG impact on our community! Students can register for a service site online in the fall; please contact SEaL for more information.

The Good Neighbors Picnic for the Homeless: Goodale Park
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Works to build bridges of understanding in our community by reaching out to the homeless annually and helping them prepare for winter. Good Neighbors, with local support, offers a day of fun, food, and entertainment for our guests, volunteers and supporters in Columbus' most historic park. Your help and support are always welcome.

National Student Day
Thursday, October 9, 2014

National Student Day celebrates student volunteer work and social responsibility. The Bookstore and SEaL is partnering with Columbus State students on October 9, 2014 to collect donations from September 16, 2014 to October 9, 2014 in the Columbus State Bookstore. Visit our website for more information regarding this event and National Student Day,

Service Project for At-Risk-Youth
November 15, 2014
12:45 - 4:00 p.m.

This year's Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio is all about "Unlocking your potential." Each year, hundreds of college students dedicate a few hours to a service project; this year's project will benefit At-Risk-Youth by helping them reach their full potential by giving them materials needed in order to thrive. College students will package the items during the Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio, on November 15, 2014. Prior to the conference, college students from around the state will be challenged to collect/donate items; all of the donations will be given to a local high school, Academy for Urban Scholars, that supports At-Risk-Youth.

Light Up A Life (Scholar House)
November 17-December 5, 2014

Columbus State students and employees can participate in the 3rd Annual "Light up a Life" holiday drive to fulfill the wishes for children and parents living at Scholar House. Scholar House is managed by Community Properties of Ohio (CPO Management) and houses the offices of the Affordable Housing Trust, 974 sq. ft. of retail space and Columbus Scholar House. Columbus Scholar House is a 10-unit apartment community that offers affordable housing to parents that are full-time students at a State of Ohio accredited university and maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher. Contact SEaL to sponsor a child, parent and/or family to "light up a life" this holiday season.

BLOOD DRIVES (Nestor Hall Study Lounge) 

Columbus State Community College hosts Blood Drives each semester; The Red Cross accepts both appointments and walk-ins.  To schedule an appointment, please visit: and type in Sponsor Code: cougars

Any questions? Call (614) 287-5092.

Serve our community & give at one of CSCC’s Blood Drives:

Monday, September 9, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014