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The Oberlin College Office of Community and Government Relations builds and maintains relationships with local, state, and federal governments, as well as with local community members and organizations. Through the office, the college seeks opportunities to foster economic development, and to uplift the community, county, and region in an environmentally sustainable manner. These efforts are rooted in the college's long-standing tradition of academic and artistic excellence, and its core values of access and inclusion, promoting positive social change.

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News & Announcements

Oberlin College Trespass Policy

Monday, September 16, 2013

Representatives of Oberlin College have been working with community members in recent months to revise the college’s trespass policy and procedures. Significant changes have been made, including the formation of a Community Advisory Board.
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Come to the Pop-Up Local Food Hub!

Friday, March 01, 2013

On March 16, 2013 there will be a Pop-Up Local Food Hub at Oberlin High School. A food hub is a consolidation/distribution point for local food and connects farmers, local businesses, and buyers. The event will feature Oberlin Winter Market, Oberlin Farm Market, local food presentation and cinema, and an idea wall to allow community members to share their thoughts on local food. There is no charge for this event. For complete information, click "Read More" to visit the Oberlin Project website.
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Photo Gallery: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Photo Gallery: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration On Sunday, January 20th the Oberlin community came together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Finney Chapel. The program, Voices of a Movement featured local musical performances and a panel led by Oberlin High School teacher Kurt Russell, about the Civil Rights Movement in Oberlin.
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Community Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sunday, January 20, will mark Oberlin’s annual community celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The event, “Voices of a Movement,” will feature live music and a panel comprised of community members sharing their personal stories about the civil rights era in Oberlin.
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Upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Please join us for a community celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., “Voices of a Movement,” on January 20, 2013 in Finney Chapel at Oberlin College, 90 N. Professor Street, from 5 – 6 pm. This program will feature live music and a panel comprised of local voices, sharing their personal stories about the civil rights era in Oberlin. This event is free and open to the public.
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With less than a month left, Community Giving Campaign Has Raised More Than $34,000

Monday, December 10, 2012

With less than a month left, Community Giving Campaign Has Raised More Than $34,000 Since the beginning of the Community Giving Campaign in September, the City of Oberlin, Oberlin City Schools, and Oberlin College have raised thousands of dollars to support community organizations. As of December 10th, the annual campaign has raised more than $34,000, an increase by $7,000 since the beginning of November, for the Oberlin Early Childhood Center, Oberlin Community Services, the United Way of Lorain County, and Cleveland Community Shares. The City of Oberlin has pledged $2,575, the Oberlin City Schools have pledged a total of $2,580, and the College has pledged $29,009.
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Community Giving Campaign Has Raised Almost $27,000

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Community Giving Campaign Has Raised Almost $27,000 In slightly more than a month since the start of the Community Giving Campaign, the City of Oberlin, Oberlin City Schools, and Oberlin College have raised thousands of dollars to support local community organizations. As of November 12th, the annual Community Giving Campaign has collected almost $27,000 for the Oberlin Early Childhood Center, Oberlin Community Services, the United Way of Lorain County, and Cleveland Community Shares.
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Oberlin students using early vote window

Friday, November 02, 2012

Cindy Leise of the Chronicle-Telegram, highlights how Oberlin students are utilizing their early voting window by taking buses and vans to the elections board to vote early.
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Free Buses to the Polls Available for Early Voting

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Office of Community and Government Relations is providing buses to the polls at the Lorain County Board of Elections for anyone interested in voting early this election season. Buses will be going on November 1st through November 4th, leaving from Mudd Parking Lot.
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Block Party Brings Residents, Students Together

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Block Party Brings Residents, Students Together Oberlin Review article by Robin Wasserman ('15) talks about the Oberlin Community Block Party Saturday, held on September 29, brought together students, residents and business owners for performances, arts and crafts and free food.
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