[Theaterfacultystaff] FW: Opportunity for your graduating students

Lincoln, Michael lincolnm at ohio.edu
Tue Mar 19 08:12:11 EDT 2019

Interesting opportunity for the right graduating students…..


Michael Lincoln
Division Head, Theater
Artistic Director, Tantrum Theater
Professor of Lighting Design
Ohio University Theater Division
307 Kantner Hall | Athens, Ohio 45701
lincolnm at ohio.edu<mailto:lincolnm at ohio.edu> | 740.593.4818

From: "borovick at ohio.edu" <borovick at ohio.edu>
Date: Monday, March 18, 2019 at 10:40 AM
To: "Lincoln, Michael" <lincolnm at ohio.edu>
Subject: Opportunity for your graduating students

Dear OHIO Faculty and Staff,

Do you currently have students who are looking for meaningful opportunities after graduation?

Do they want to stay close to Athens and give back to the community?

Advise them to look into COMCorps, an AmeriCorps program housed in OHIO's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Beginning August 1st, 2019, COMCorps members serve approximately 38 hours each week in Athens County, serving at schools, local nonprofits, and government agencies. In return for 1,700 hours of service, members receive a $13,992 living allowance, a $6,095 education award that can be used for past federal loan debt or future educational expenses, and life-changing experiences.

COMCorps strives for every member to have a transformative experience while serving. Anticipated member outcomes include a wider perspective on societal issues, an understanding of individuals who have had a life different than their own, a better understanding of self and unique skills brought to a variety of roles, greater confidence, an understanding of trauma-informed approaches to community care, and community collaboration.

Major focuses of COMCorps include food insecurity, nutrition education, and emotional support for individuals living with chronic stress. Eighty percent of member time is spent at a collaborating host site and 20 percent of time is spent in corps activities such as training, National Days of Service, and a unified member intervention, Live Healthy Kids, which is a weekly nutrition education program and cooking class for 2nd grade students.

Quotes from recent COMCorps members:

"I have become a better person. I've gained professional skills and experience and I am more involved with my community."
~Marissa Greismar
OHIO Alumna '16
Social Work & Psychology

"I was able to give back to a community that had given so much to me. I felt like I was part of something bigger than myself."
~Brianna Bretzfelder
OHIO Alumna '17
Community & Public Health

"COMCorps strengthened my desire to work with underserved areas."
~Kimberlin Trauthwein
Ohio State University Alumna '16

"COMCorps is thought-provoking, life-changing, and presented many possible paths. I have met the most wonderful people who challenge and inspire me."
~Katherine King
Kenyon Alumna '17

COMCorps makes for an impactful gap year, a way to gain professional experience, and a supportive environment for those graduating who aren't sure about their next step.

If you are interested in having a current member or staff present to a class or organization, we'd be happy to connect. If you have space for COMCorps posters, brochures, or information let us know and we will be sure to equip your office with tools that work for you.

Help your students stay a Bobcat and give back to a community that gave so much to them. Our application is currently live and can be found by visiting https://www.ohio.edu/medicine/community-health/community-clinic/programs/comcorps.cfm

Help Bobcats turn their passion into purpose in COMCorps! #JoinCOMCorps

Lauren Borovicka
Program Manager
COMCorps, an AmeriCorps Program
Phone: (740) 593-2293 Fax: (740) 566-8101
borovick at ohio.edu<mailto:borovick at ohio.edu> - Visit us on Facebook - Visit our Website

OHIO UNIVERSITY Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Community Health Programs
015 Grosvenor Hall
1 Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701

The best student-centered learning experience in America
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