Ohio State is using its research prowess, partnerships and massive alumni base to pay forward.
Feed the hungry: $15 million in new faculty hiring will address food security, bringing Ohio State’s commitment to this issue to almost $125 million in the next decade.
Team up: Ohio State is working with federal, state and community partners to elevate all members of society, including launching a program for early childhood educators to obtain a free degree and collaborating on an unprecedented initiative to help develop model innovative transportation strategies.
Mobilize Buckeye Nation: The first Buckeye Summit focused on food security — engaging hundreds of alumni, community leaders, faculty, staff and students to harness the power of Buckeye Nation for change.
During the summer of 2016, President Drake traveled throughout Ohio to share his 2020 Vision.
Ohio State changes lives, at home and around the world.
KayMesha Knox is no average senior. One of two inaugural recipients of the President’s Prize, she is planning to help high school students reach their college dreams.
Maggie Griffin, who graduates from Ohio State this spring, will focus on food security for schoolchildren as one of the two inaugural recipients of the President’s Prize.
IN THE NEWS
“The gardens that will soon be planted in two Columbus neighborhoods are intended to foster community, but they’re not exactly 'community gardens.' In fact, organizers of the project say, the concept is unlike anything seen in the city before.”
– The Columbus Dispatch, "Wexner Center partners with Fallen Fruit to grow community"
“The mentoring program is one of more than 50 community-service projects in eight neighborhoods — mostly poor and predominantly black — and four corrections facilities that make up the Buckeye Civic Engagement Connection.”
– The Chronicle of Higher Education, “'Let's talk about your grades'”
“(At the inaugural Buckeye Summit) More than 600 researchers, students and alumni gathered in Columbus for the day-long dialogue about tackling the issue of food insecurity at home and abroad."
– Big Ten Network, "Buckeyes battling food insecurity"