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Responding in a time of need

With the world still keeping its ‘social distance,’ students found ways to get close to community needs.

The Spring 2021 semester will go into the history books alongside the Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters as the COVID-19 semesters, when our campus – and our lives – became virtual.

So did the Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project. Students in 12 classes studied community needs and worked on ways to address them:

•    One class worked closely with Be Concerned, a community pantry that was an early adaptor to COVID-19’s restrictions on delivering food to underserved families.
•    Another designed murals for Newport’s floodwall. The actual painting will be post-pandemic by future NKU classes.
•    Another invested funds – and their time – into excavating a historic site in Newport and designing an upcoming exhibit to display them.

Our classes this semester are awarding just over $27,000 in direct grants, generally of $1,000 to $2,000 per class, to area nonprofits. Follow each class using the navigation bar to the left.

A 13th class, PSY 685, was an applied research graduate course that provided program analysis so that we can keep making improvements in these impactful classes.

Please spend some time on this celebration page. We promise, you’ll be inspired!  And if you would like to contribute so we can keep these classes going, just click to give.