Serve Ohio Volunteer Nominations

Nominate a Volunteer for the 2017 ServeOhio Awards!

ServeOhio is seeking nominations for outstanding people, groups, and initiatives who make great contributions to their local communities and the state through service and volunteerism.  The ServeOhio Awards will recognize a volunteer, service group, corporate group, or volunteer initiative in each of the 5 regions of the state (NW, NE, SW, SE, and Central).

Nominators can choose to submit a nomination for an adult volunteer, youth volunteer, community volunteer group, corporate volunteer group, or national day of service project.  A cash award of $1,000 will be issued to support the organization which benefited from the winner’s service.  The awards will be presented during National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, 2017 at the organization which benefited from the winner’s service. The nomination deadline is January 27, 2017.

Nominate a volunteer today!



Bidder’s Conference/ RFA Notification

Important Notice for FY18 21st CCLC Applicants: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the FY18 21st CCLC RFA will not be released in February and the Bidder’s Conferences in January will be postponed until March. Further details regarding the FY18 RFA release for 21st CCLC and Bidder’s conference dates will be forthcoming.  All continuing grantees will follow the same timeline as the new applicants.




Summit Awards Clarification

To All 21st CCLC Grantees:

 In an effort to provide further clarification, since 21st CCLC will not be hosting the Expanded Learning Summit in 2017, the summit awards and the brown bag sessions will also be cancelled. We will resume planning for the 2018 Summit event in the near future. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.





 Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances our office will not be hosting the 6th Annual Expanding Learning Summit.  Because the Summit is so well received, the committee will resume planning in the near future and our intention is to roll out another quality event early 2018.   Thank you for your understanding and enjoy the holidays!



Summit Awards Announcement

6th Annual 21st Century Community Learning Center’s Expanded Learning Summit

Somewhere Over the Rainbow: A Pot of Golden Opportunities for Ohio’s Students


Summit Awards Announcement


The Ohio Department of Education is seeking nominations for outstanding 21st Century programs and personnel that have positively impacted students, families, schools, and/or their community. Winners will be recognized at the awards ceremony on March 1, 2017.



Summit Information and Call For Presenters

To all 21st CCLC Grantees,

The 21st CCLC conference committee is in the process of planning the 2017 Expanded Learning Summit.  Due to unforeseen circumstances the mandatory Summit dates have been changed to February 27 – March 1, 2017.  The conference will be held at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, see the attached timeline for details (changes are highlighted in yellow).  Grantees are encouraged to begin making their room reservations as early as possible.  Registration information for the conference will be forthcoming.

Additionally, The Ohio Department of Education – Office of Federal Programs/21st Century is pleased to issue a Call for Presenters for our 6th Annual Statewide Expanded Learning Summit.  This year’s Summit will be held at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio on February 27 – March 1.

Call Deadline:  Friday, December 23, 2016

The focus for this year’s Summit is designed to provide a forum for strengthening professional knowledge, sharing best practices, linking after school activities to school day instruction, preparing students for 21st century skills, and developing networks. The Expanded Learning Summit is seeking workshop proposals that correspond with the workshop tracks outlined in the request for proposal. All workshops will be presented on February 28, 2017.  To complete the form click on the link below:



Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Community Service Grants Announced

Project Grants Available!

ServeOhio, along with its corporate Stewards of Service, Honda of America and AEP Ohio, announce the availability of grants to support community service projects organized for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16, 2017. Grant awards will range between $500 to $1,000.

How can the funding be used?

The Project Grants support projects that create or improve community assets or infrastructure such as parks, schools, senior centers, community gardens or low-income homes through community volunteer engagement. Funds may be used for:

  • Supplies/materials
  • Volunteer Support

Who is eligible to apply?

Non-profit and public organizations in Ohio including, but not limited to, volunteer centers, school districts, community colleges, universities, and local governments are eligible to apply.

Ready to apply?

For the application and instructions, visit the ServeOhio Website. The application deadline is Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM.  We look forward to receiving your application!

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