X-CHANGE

 

The X-CHANGE Weekly Service Program provides an action-oriented entry point for volunteers to engage in the Cincinnati community through weekly service and reflection; to encourage students to think critically and advocate for social justice as men and women for and with others.  

X-CHANGE works in partnership with community organizations to arrange for students to serve weekly at the same site throughout the semester. We also organize groups especially for first year students and those new to XU. Providing an opportunity to do service, explore assets and challenges of our city, make great friends, and have lots of fun! Stay up to date by joining our Org Sync page. 

Weekly Service Sign-Up's Open 9/3

Kick-Off Office Hours 9/15-9/19 | 12pm - 2pm | CFJ (GSC 310)

Weekly Service Begins 9/22


Volunteer Sign-Up HERE
Community Partner Site Application HERE


Learn More About the Amazing Community Partners Who Fuel the X-CHANGE Program 

Boys & Girls Club

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is 'to promote high school graduation, healthy lifestyles, and instill the value of service in children through our program.' "Graduate, Fit for Life, Ready to Serve."

 Evanston Academy

Evanston Academy  School's philosophy is preparing students today for a successful tomorrow by developing academic excellence and positive self concepts to foster values and achievement for all. It is our intention to inspire students to develop marketable skills in reading, math, and science in order to help them grow both professionally and personally. 

Gabriel's Place

Food education from garden to table. Gabriel's Place is rooted in the neighborhood of Avondale, where we run a community garden, kitchen and space to share meals, combining skills-based education and positive food experiences in a holistic approach to health.  

Lydia's House

Our Mission is to provide safe, stable, and supportive housing to women and children in transition and crisis. 

Our Vision is to be a demonstration of God's beloved community. A home where women from all walks of life can help one another grow toward wholeness. 

Each guest will be helped to move into long term housing at the end of her 6-18 month stay. It is a place of hope and healing as well as a springboard from which guests can seek training, new skills, and work that will provide for their needs. Women live in community, share life and meals with one another, and are encouraged in their personal spiritual journeys. 

Little Sisters of the Poor

The mission of Little Sisters of the Poor is 'to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until God calls the to himself.'

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread is an Over-the Rhine 501(c)(3) ministry dedicated to serving the needs of neighborhood residents and those who frequent the area. Our ministry strives to provide stability and hope to our guests and the neighborhood community, by offering not just a warm meal, but also providing social services and a place for guests to socialize in a safe, respectful, caring environment. 

Over the Rhine Community Housing - Jimmy Heath House

OTRCH is a non-profit organization that works to build and sustain a diverse neighborhood that values and benefits low-income residents. 

We focus on developing and managing resident-centered, affordable housing in an effort to promote inclusive community. 

Society of St. Vincent DePaul

Answering Christ's call, we foster hope by providing spiritual, emotional and material assistance on a person-to person basis to the poor, lonely, and forgotten in our community. 

Stepping Stones - UCP

The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati is to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Our vision is to live in a society where people with disabilities have the same opportunities to live, learn, work, and play as do people without disabilities. 

On January 1, 2014 Stepping Stones and United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati (UCP) combined services and facilities to become one single agency...The combined agency, called Stepping Stones, serves children, teens, and adults with an array of developmental disabilities including autism, bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, seizure disorders, and multiple disabilities. 

Visionaries + Voices 

The mission of Visionaries + Voices is to provide artistic, cultural, and professional opportunities for artists with disabilities. 

Word Play

Word Play is dedicated to helping students find their voices through literacy and creative expression while developing the skills, knowledge and character necessary to succeed. 

 

WUCC Homework Club

Washington United Church of Christ is a partnership with Camp Washington to create a community that is safe and clean, where people have enough food, decent housing, opportunities for education and work, and live in an environment that nurtures all families. 

Washington United Church of Christ's mission is to help make that vision a reality by doing what Jesus taught - to minister together with our neighbors in ways that improve lives physically, emotionally, and spiritually.