Bonner Center Programs’ core programs connect Oberlin College students with schools, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies through: 

  • employment: America Reads, Community Service Work-Study Program, and the Ninde Scholars Program,
  • a community service scholarship: Bonner Scholars Program,
  • the curriculum: Community-Based Learning and Research, and 
  • summer fellowships:Community-Engaged Research Fellowship and President’s Public Service Fellowship.

All of our programs emphasize ongoing training and reflection that prepare students for ethical and responsible community engagement. Students explore academic and career interests, build professional skills, and learn from leaders in nonprofit and government agencies while addressing community-identified needs.