Alyssa Johnson, current coordinator of service and outreach for student activities at The Ohio State University, has been selected as the 2021-2023 George Gund Foundation Fellow. In her current role, Johnson oversees community service and civic engagement programming and outreach initiatives within the city of Columbus and the state of Ohio. She runs the Nonprofit Immersion Program and also works across several university initiatives, including OSU Votes, Semester of Service Program, and Pay It Forward.
Johnson served two years as a team leader and corps member for AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps in Denver, where she worked across disaster recovery, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship, youth development, and food insecurity throughout the Southwest United States.
Johnson has a keen interest in civic activism, whether through voting, direct service, or advocacy, and has extensive volunteer experiences. Her other interests include exploring Ohio’s outdoor spaces, hiking, and coaching middle school lacrosse. Johnson received her Bachelor of Arts in history from Otterbein University.
The George Gund Foundation Fellows program, started in 2004, provides an opportunity for promising young professionals to work inside the Foundation, an organization that plays an active role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various national policy deliberations that impact our community. Each Fellow, selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, works at the Foundation for two years.