Pay It Forward Marion is a program created and cooperatively administered by English faculty at The Ohio State University at Marion: Stuart Lishan, Ben McCorkle, Cassandra Parente, Alexis Martina, Amy Tibbals, and Catherine C. Braun, in cooperation with the United Way of Marion County
Pay It Forward Marion links students in six different English courses at Ohio State Marion with area non-profit organizations and their individual causes. Students learn details about the importance of philanthropy, grant writing, volunteering, and fundraising through direct work with regional cause driven charitable organizations. As part of Ohio State Marion’s course-based, service-learning initiative, Pay It Forward Marion’s purpose is to promote civic engagement in English courses ranging from beginner to advanced, and to improve the local community through skill-based service and philanthropy.
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