Oprah's recent series "The Big Give" got fitted to a Columbus initiative Wednesday, as CSU students in the school's Servant Leadership Program got a total of $5,000 to makeover five Columbus non-profits.
The agencies will receive upgrades, planned by the students, of $1,000 each. The roughly 100 students have two weeks to collaborate and plan.
The non-profits are: The Muscogee County Humane Society; the Stewart Community Home; Open Door Community House; Children's Treehouse; and The Columbus Dream Center.
Students apply to be CSU Servant Leadership scholars. The scholarship is nine years old. Not all are first-year students when they're selected. Some are "associates" who go through Servant Leadership for some amount of time but do not receive the stipend.
It is co-directed by the Pastoral Institute, which has a Servant Leadership division.
Read the story in Thursday's Ledger-Enquirer.