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Apply for Propel Ohio by October 10, 2017

Ohio Propel 2017U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for Propel Ohio: Collegiate Leadership Summit 2017. 

Propel Ohio is a leadership program that promotes civic engagement and inspires undergraduate students to grow into civic leaders in Ohio. Last year, 300 Ohio student leaders and administrators from 69 colleges and universities attended the second annual Propel Ohio Collegiate Leadership Summit.

Propel Ohio 2017 will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017, at The University of Akron. It will actively engage college students on issues that affect childhood poverty, including food security, inequities in education, and homelessness. Senator Brown, guest speakers, and workshop facilitators will discuss how college students can tackle these challenges in their Ohio communities. At the end of the day, there will be an Internship Fair where students will connect with organizations that are addressing childhood poverty all across Ohio.

In addition to Senator Brown, other featured speakers include U.S. Senator Rob Portman; Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund; and H. Luke Shaefer, co-author of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America.

If you are an undergraduate student at an Ohio two-year or four-year public or private college, university or regional campus, you can submit your application here. The application deadline is Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

Each of Ohio's two-year and four-year public and private colleges, universities and regional campuses is invited to appoint up to four undergraduate students to attend the program from their application pools. Individual school slots may be reallocated to accommodate interest at the end of the application deadline as well. Senator Brown’s office will share applications with students’ respective colleges and universities for placement decisions.