Feb 24, 2024  
Course Catalog 2023-2024 
Course Catalog 2023-2024

Bonner Center for Community-Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Research

The Bonner Center for Community-Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Research helps students connect their academic, career, and co-curricular interests through community engagement. Across its programs, the Bonner Center brings together students, staff, faculty, and community partners to promote student learning, advance scholarship, and respond to community-identified goals and needs. Core program areas include:

  • Bonner Scholars Program, a national community-service scholarship program
  • Ninde Scholars Program, a college access program for middle and high school students in Oberlin City Schools
  • Community-Based Work-Study Program, which allocates at least 20% of the institution’s federal work-study budget for eligible students to work with local nonprofit and public sector partners
  • America Counts and Reads programs, which hire, train, and place students to provide math and literacy tutoring in Oberlin City Schools and afterschool programs
  • Partnering with faculty to incorporate community engagement into classes and research

Other opportunities include the Community Engagement Institute during new student orientation, Winter Term projects, funding for student-community partnerships, and car rentals for transportation to local organizations.