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Oberlin College will send students to Cleveland to volunteer, learn about city during orientation week

August 21, 2018

Oberlin College will send students to Cleveland to volunteer, learn about city during orientation week

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- For the first time, Oberlin College students will visit Cleveland as part of their orientation week.

New students will volunteer with more than a dozen organizations across the city and explore cultural sites like the Cleveland Museum of Art and Gordon Square. The visit on Aug. 29 is an effort to strengthen the connection between Oberlin and Cleveland, which are about 35 miles apart.

“Breaking the barrier that sometimes seems to exist between Oberlin and Cleveland right at the beginning of our students’ Oberlin careers will help them develop connections, see possibilities for internships, and get to know an urban center where they can find ways to effectively apply their liberal arts education to real-world challenges,” President Carmen Twillie Ambar said in a press release. 

About 850 new students from the college and conservatory will travel to Cleveland for the “Connect Cleveland” program. They’ll volunteer at organizations such as: 

the Cleveland Book BankIngenuity FestLutheran Metropolitan Ministry Workforce Development and Central KitchenProvidence House crisis nurseryRid-All Green Partnership

Read more information about the “Connect Cleveland” program.

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