Dayton Civic Scholars & Gem City Market

Dayton Civic Scholars & Gem City Market



Rose C. Arkus, Charles Kenneth Baker, Lilianna Jin Biswas, Madeline Elise Calhoun, Benjamin Joseph Crawford, Lauren Elizabeth Durham, Ryan David Greensfelder, Kate Mulvihill Jones, Meghan Elizabeth Leinhauser, Larissa Anne O'Shea, Grace Julia Pigman, Erin Marie Rafter, Jada Lynn Smith


Presentation: 10:00 a.m.-10:40 a.m., Kennedy Union 211



The Dayton Civic Scholars 2022 cohort is excited to share our capstone project and our journey despite pandemic challenges. As a cohort we are passionate about sustainable and meaningful engagement opportunities, and identify the Gem City Market as an important asset to our community, both on and off campus. Since Spring 2021 we’ve partnered with the GCM and focused our time, energy, and resources on the market in hopes of supporting their work in the community. Our cohort explored ways to engage with the community through GCM and worked together on marketing, transportation, and programming initiatives. We believe the University of Dayton can continue to support and benefit from GCM and are excited to share our journey and accomplishments throughout the past year of engaging with the community and the market.

Publication Date


Project Designation

Capstone Project

Primary Advisor

Rachel Carr

Primary Advisor's Department

Fitz Center for Leadership in Community


Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger; Sustainable Cities and Communities

Dayton Civic Scholars & Gem City Market