The new executive director of Westerville for Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Engagement (WeRISE) has moved into an office provided by Otterbein’s Office of Social Justice and Activism.
WeRISE Executive Director Renée Thompson points to Otterbein President John Comerford’s words of how “we can do so much more when we are not siloed” in her vision for the organization, which was established with assistance from Otterbein, the City of Westerville, Westerville City Schools, and the Westerville Public Library.
“Being on campus and having the opportunity to learn from and work with young people is so important. These are the future leaders for our world, and they are not afraid to affect changes they see needing to happen. This campus space is the perfect fit for WeRISE,” Thompson said.