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Participating Nonprofit Boards

— A —

ACLU of Ohio

Action for Children
Advocacy and Protective Services, Inc.
Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio
American Red Cross Buckeye Region
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute Foundation Board
Available Light Theatre

Avanza Together

— B —

Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio Board of Directors

Bexley Education Foundation                                                                            

Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus
Bridgeway Academy

— C —

Capitol Square Foundation
Central Ohio Transit Authority
Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center
Columbus Early Learning Centers
Community Refugee & Immigration Services

— D —

Disability Rights Ohio

Dublin Arts Council

— E —

Equality Ohio Education Fund

— F —

Friends of CASA of Franklin County
Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library

— G —

Graham Elementary and Middle Charter School

— H —

Huckleberry House

— I —
IMPACT Community Action

— J —

Jewish Community Center

— L —

League of Women Voters of Ohio

Let Me Run Columbus

Lincoln Theatre
— N —

NAMI of Franklin County

National Football Foundation - Columbus Chapter
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees
Neighborhood Services Inc.
New Directions Career Center

New Life Community Outreach                                                                                                                           

— O —

Ohio Energy Project
Ohio Environmental Council
Ohio Family Care Association Board of Directors
Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program
— P —

PBJ Connections

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate

— R —

Resident Resources Network
Resurrecting Lives Foundation

— S —

She Has A Name

— T —


The 2nd & 7 Foundation
The Charles School

The Harmony Project
The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio

— U —

United Way of Central Ohio

Upper Arlington Education Foundation

Urban Connections



Each board provides a contact person who serves as a mentor to the student. Prior to the first board meeting, a lead staff member and/or the mentor should provide information on the organization’s structure, operations and mission. The mentor provides background information on the board’s work, introduces the student to the board, ensures communication about meeting schedules, encourages opportunities for student engagement, and is responsible for any supervision of student work.

Students are responsible for attending all regularly scheduled meetings. There is no minimum number of hours that students are required to participate; students are expected to actively participate, depending on the board’s needs and the student’s academic schedule. At the end of their fellowship, students provide Career Development with written feedback about their board experience.

The board fellowship lasts for the duration of the academic year, August through May. If a board requests that a student be matched outside of these parameters, we make every effort to accommodate that request. Students may continue with their assigned board for a second year with mutual agreement from the board.

We begin receiving applications from prospective boards in late spring and early summer, though we welcome inquiries and applications at any time. Boards are accepted into the program upon review of their application and willingness to help students learn about the roles and work of nonprofit boards. Student applications are due to the Career Development Office during spring semester. We place students on boards based on their application materials, expressed areas of interest, passion for an organization’s mission, and organization needs. Students will be assigned to a board by the beginning of autumn semester.

Students will be given the name and contact information of their mentor. They will then initiate contact with their mentor to introduce themselves and arrange a first meeting.