• A big part of the Dublin Difference is partnering with local businesses and organizations to help ensure our students are receiving a world-class, well-rounded education.

    The Business Advisory Council

    The goal of the BAC is to help the District learn from private sector business practices, and to help the business community stay informed about the latest information concerning their school district.
    Some of these BAC members come from businesses and agencies such as Cardinal Health, the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio University at Dublin, The Wendy’s Company, Battelle, Nationwide, Medical Mutual of Ohio and many more.

    The City of Dublin

    The District is fortunate to have a great relationship with the City of Dublin. In 2014, the District and the City formed the Cooperative Agreement for Financing Bridge Street Public Infrastructure Improvements. This provides a predictable annual income stream that is dedicated to strategic investments in technology.

    Dublin Chamber of Commerce

    Each year, the Chamber helps the District honor the best of volunteerism with our Community Champions Program as well as unique job opportunities for students through the “Dublin Works: A Summer Job Fair for students.”

    • The Community Champion Awards are held each spring in the District. Students and staff members are nominated for an award by the community and are individuals who exemplify service qualities and volunteerism.
    • The Summer Job Fair for Students is held each spring for any Dublin City School student above working age. Last year, over 45 companies came to Dublin Jerome and distributed information, held interviews, and hired many students. This unique event keeps growing each year and provides our students a great opportunity to find summer employment.

    Dublin Food Pantry

    • Dublin Food Pantry connects people with needed food, essentials and resources in the Dublin School District - for 45 years.
    • Students from all 3 High Schools and Tolles volunteer regularly at the pantry - learning about pantry operations and the impact of hunger/need in our community. Students typically sign up for a semester and often DFP verifies their volunteer hours for college/job applications
    • Evan Jajack was a Community Champion in 2021 representing Coffman High School
    • For years, TRICK OR TREAT SO KIDS CAN EAT is an annual Dublin High School student run hunger awareness/food collection event
    • Also, for years, support comes from every corner of Dublin Schools not only with food and essential and fund raisers - but also with in classroom education programs.
    • Denise “Dinky” Youngsteadt-Parrish is DFP’s Exec. Director and she speaks in the classrooms (age appropriate hunger/need topics) 
    • There are many other ways in which DFP partners with the school district - including summer food programs, delivery of emergency food/care boxes, etc.

    Business of the Month Award

    Dublin City Schools aims to honor and recognize our great partners with this monthly award. We have many great business partners throughout our District and their support is crucial to the Dublin Difference. Businesses are nominated for their contributes to a classroom, school, or District in general.

    Business Newsletter

    Dublin City Schools embraces partnerships with our local businesses and our business community. The Business Newsletter is designed to foster relationships between Dublin City Schools and local businesses. It is sent out a few times each year.

    PREP/Power Plus Internships

    These programs partner students with disabilities and local businesses to provide post-secondary job training.

    The Columbus Zoo

    The Zoo staff provides educational opportunities for our schools and even brings animal visitors for the students to see up close.

    Embassy Suites

    Each holiday season, Riverside students partner with Embassy Suites on a community service project. Embassy Suites donates materials and volunteers their time to help. Students at Riverside put together a bag of needed items that are then donated to a local homeless shelter.