a Miami student and senior citizen working on an art project together

Programs and Initiatives

From civic engagement initiatives and issue-based programming to short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities, OCES offers a wide array of programs for students to engage and serve in the communities surrounding Miami University.

Learn more about our ongoing programs:

America Reads and America Counts: These tutoring programs allow students who have been awarded Federal College Work Study to assist children in local schools while earning money.

Alternative Spring Break: Multi-day service immersion experiences over spring break focused on important community needs. During an ASB, students participate in community service, educational opportunities, daily reflections, active citizen development, and more. 

Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week: HHAW is an annual week of programming coordinated by OCES in collaboration with other campus and community entities. Signature events include Empty Bowls and Pledge A Meal.

Interfaith Day of Service: This semesterly event is an opportunity for students of different religious, spiritual and secular identities to come together and make a positive impact in the Oxford community.

Miami SOUP: As an annual mini-granting dinner program, Miami SOUP funds community change project proposals submitted by teams of students, faculty/staff, and community partners.

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