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AmeriCorps Student Resource Centers

Ohio Campus Compact (OCC) has been selected by ServeOhio, Ohio’s commission on service and volunteerism, for a fifth year (2023-2024) to sponsor AmeriCorps members at higher education member institutions throughout Ohio to develop a Student Resource Center (SRC) program. In support of the mission of Ohio Campus Compact, the AmeriCorps Student Resource Center Coordinators will support the development and growth of the Student Resource Centers, an Ohio Campus Compact initiative, which is designed to support campuses in identifying and providing much-needed resources to students who experience barriers to their academic success. A student resource center is a physical location on a campus where students can openly and freely seek support for challenges they are facing. A center or “hub” will be a place where students will be connected with campus and community partners that are able to provide the access to resources that students need to address the issues they are facing. No issue that may cause a student to withdraw from a course or leave an institution without earning a college degree is too small. The Student Resource Center initiative will play an active role in supporting the needs of students and achieving course success and degree or credential attainment.

Meet our AmeriCorps Members

AmeriCorps members are placed at Community Campus Coalition partners to complete a variety of tasks pertaining to the Student Resource Center (SRC) program. Our AmeriCorps members conduct intake assessment for students at the SRC’s to provide resources, education and information in support of the student’s efforts to meet their academic goals, assist students each semester in meeting their academic and non-academic needs by connecting them to campus and community resources to address barriers, identify and collect campus and community resources that may address those barriers, plan civic engagement opportunities with students and campus-at-large through AmeriCorps Days of service throughout the academic year along with other duties as assigned.

Alaina Giovengo

Baldwin Wallace University

This is Alaina’s first year serving in the Student Resource Coordinator position. She previously served with AmeriCorps NCCC in the Pacific Region. During her service in NCCC, she and her team helped to build tiny homes for migrant workers and unhoused community members in Utah, filed taxes for low-income families and individuals in California, and worked with Habitat for Humanity to construct homes in Montana. She graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in 2022 majoring in Communication Studies and with a minor in International Studies. She is excited to be completing another AmeriCorps term back in the community where she completed her undergraduate, and to be able to serve the students there.

Jessica McKeehan

Central Ohio Technical College

Jessica (she/her) is a first year AmeriCorps member and a second-year student at Central Ohio Technical College, earning her Associate degree in Digital Media with a concentration in Graphic Design. After graduation, she plans to go forward and earn a bachelor’s degree but is currently exploring different majors that may interest her. Over the past fifteen years, Jessica has occasionally volunteered at the Station Break Senior Citizens Center in Mount Vernon, assisting in their kitchen and on-site meals. In her spare time, she continues to practice different art forms ranging from drawing to photography, plays video games, reads and writes, and loves spending time with her cat.

Jessica was one of 15 COTC students chosen in the 2023 Italian Immersion program, allowing her to spend two weeks of her summer in Italy, staying with a host family and experiencing all that the country had to offer. Due to her time there, she has a strong desire to travel abroad more, experience other cultures, and is considering dual Bachelors in International Studies and History as well as learning the Italian language.

Kaitlyn Wilkinson

Central Ohio Technical College

Kaitlyn is a second-year AmeriCorps member serving COTC through the Ohio Campus Compact Student Resource Center Initiative. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in social work. She has a background in working with children’s services, families and the elderly. In her spare time, she enjoys taking walks, reading and hanging out with family . She really enjoys helping people and giving them the tools and resources, they need to succeed.

Jared LaPointe

Hiram College

Jared LaPointe is a Senior at Hiram College. He is majoring in Educational Studies and plans to get his masters degree in Higher Education Administration.
Jared is the Vice President of Education Club, and a Resident Assistant in East Hall. This is Jared’s second year serving for AmeriCorps, and is excited to host more service learning events on campus!

Jasmine Thompson

Hiram College

Jasmine Thompson is a Junior at Hiram College. She is majoring in Sociology and double minoring in Communication and Crime, Law and Justice. After she graduates, she wants to become a social worker. She works with her college whenever she can, she is currently working at the welcome center on campus. This is her first year serving as an AmeriCorps member and can’t wait to see what this year brings!

Rayna Polly

Hiram College

Reyna Polly is a junior at Hiram College. She is majoring in Marketing and double minoring in Accounting and Entrepreneurship.

Reyna is very involved on campus. She is part of the cheer and stunt team, Co-treasurer of SAAC, Vice President and social media chair of Alpha Zeta Theta, part of the leadership team for the IM club, and is an RA in East Hall. This is her first year serving and she is very excited to work with the campus and community.

Kelena Speicher

Kent State University

Kalena is a senior at Kent State University, majoring in Political Science. She also has minors in Nonprofit Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Psychology. After receiving her bachelor’s, she plans on continuing her education at Kent State by pursuing her master’s in public administration. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, traveling, making jewelry, and volunteering. Through her volunteer work on the Kent campus, she learned about this opportunity with AmeriCorps and is serving a second term. She is passionate about reducing food insecurity and is excited to continue to serve with the Flashes Fighting Hunger Pantry and increase their efforts on campus.

Emily Rubio-Mora

Mt. St. Joseph University

Emily Rubio-Mora is majoring in Behavioral Science at Mount St. Joseph University, and she plans to pursue a Master’s in Social Work once she completes her bachelor’s. This is her first year as an AmeriCorps member as a Student Resource Center Coordinator a Mount St. Joesph University, Cincinnati, Ohio. Emily is very excited to start to year and make a difference on campus. Her main goal is to advertise the Lion’s Cupboard, the food pantry on campus, to ensure that everyone’s needs are being met. Serving as an AmeriCorps member at her university has brought her closer to achieving her lifelong dream, which is positively impacting people’s lives. ​

Johnathan Roberts

Ohio University Chillicothe

Johnathan is entering his Junior year at Ohio University Chillicothe, where he’s majoring in Sociology Pre-Law. His plan is to pursue his Juris Doctorate and practice law or obtain an MBA once he completes undergrad. This is his first year as an AmeriCorps member and he is honored to serve as OU Chillicothe’s Student Resource Center coordinator. His passion for advocating and helping others in need makes this year of service a perfect fit. Never one to turn down an opportunity to learn something new, he has a working background in fitness center management and is also a certified goldsmith in the state of Ohio! He volunteered with the Coast Guard Auxiliary in 2019 and has volunteered extensively with Indian River Arts & Concerts in his hometown of Vero Beach, Florida for six consecutive seasons out of the eight they’ve been in operation; his favorite hands-on charity that he’s supported through his work with the Indian River arts series was Save The Chimps.

Being a native Floridian, Johnathan enjoys all outdoor activities – swimming, fishing, and especially hiking with his border collie, Alo, when the weather is warm. At OHIO, Johnathan recently joined the athletics club and enjoys any opportunity to get involved on campus or in his community. He looks forward to an all-around exciting year ahead. OU – Oh Yeah!

MacKenzie Shultz

Ohio Eastern University

Mackenzie is a Junior at Ohio University through their Eastern branch. She is working towards a bachelor degree in Social Work. She then plans to finish her master’s program online after graduating. Kenzie is also a member of the university’s Social Work Club. She learned about Americorps through a staff member at the university who personally recommended her to her Site Supervisor. She can’t wait to help the students of OUE this year!

Being a native Floridian, Johnathan enjoys all outdoor activities – swimming, fishing, and especially hiking with his border collie, Alo, when the weather is warm. At OHIO, Johnathan recently joined the athletics club and enjoys any opportunity to get involved on campus or in his community. He looks forward to an all-around exciting year ahead. OU – Oh Yeah!

Grace Mohr

Owens Community College

Grace Mohr is currently serving her first year with AmeriCorps as a Student Resource Center Coordinator at Owens Community College. She is currently a junior at The University of Toledo pursuing a degree in Social Work. In her free time, Grace enjoys spending time with family and friends, swimming, and longboarding. Grace is passionate about helping others and serving her community and is looking forward to an exciting year!

Skylar Benedict

University of Findlay

This year is Skylar’s first year as the AmeriCorps Student Resource Coordinator at the University of Findlay. She is excited to see how she can help her campus grow and provide more resources for students in need. Skylar is currently a student at the University of Findlay as a Pharmacy major, in her second professional year. She is also involved in Phi Delta Chi, K-pop club, and Student Government Association on campus.

Sarah Conley

University of Mt. Union

Sarah is currently in her fourth year at the University of Mount Union, majoring in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. In addition to serving as a Student Resource Center Coordinator, she is also a part of many other clubs and groups on campus, including Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity. After completing her undergraduate studies, Sarah plans to further her studies and pursue a master’s degree in Public Health to later help to increase the access to healthcare for minority and impoverished communities both here in the United States and abroad. She is looking forward to another year of serving her campus community through their resource center, Raiders Cove.

Kaylee Adkins

University of Mt. Union

Kaylee is a Primary Education major at Mount with a minor in psychology. She is the current president of Alpha Phi Omega and the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Kaylee has always loved service, and some of her favorite events have been serving hot meals to those in the community. She also holds a job at her campus’ public service center. Her future goal is to work in higher education.

Jessica Roberts

University of Mt. Union

Jessica is a senior Exercise Science major at Mount Union with minors in Biology and Psychology. She is involved in many organizations on campus including the Pre-PA club, Exercise Science club, Inter-Science Research Club, and UMU Dance Marathon. In addition to serving as an AmeriCorps member, Jessica works in the Admissions office as a Student Ambassador. After graduation, she plans to attend Physician Assistant school. Jessica is looking forward to a great year and excited to serve her campus community.

Jacob Buttar

University of Mt. Union

Jacob Buttar is a Sport Business and Media double major at the University of Mount Union. On campus, he is also a Regula Scholar, Regula Center employee, Service VP of Alpha Phi Omega, and the Sports Director at Raider Student Media. Jacob chose to become an AmeriCorps member because he has always been passionate about serving his campus community and wanted to make an impact on campus during his last year of school.

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