Community Service/Leadership Experience
Employment & Financial Experience
"You wanna make a difference? Get out and go begin it."
(Hello Cold World - Paramore!)
That's exactly what this young underdog has elected to do with his entire life. From grade school through college and now to graduate school, to running for City Council at the age of 20, running for appointment to Council at 22, running for State Representative at 23, leading the Burroughs Neighborhood Organization as President and running for City Councilmember for District 3 for the second time at 24, and now pursuing a degree to become a lawyer, Robert Worthington has never hesitated in turning ambitions, hopes, dreams, and passions into actual campaigns for success.
This young public servant has earned the Jefferson Award for Youth Service, as well as in-school awards like the Dean's Medal, Principal's Leadership Award, Faculty Recognition Award, and Student of the Month on multiple occasions. He has combined leadership and service, and carried those associated qualities with him into adulthood.
Below is a list of Leadership Roles, Projects, and examples of Community Service and Outreach which "Robby" is proud to have accumulated. Also see the "Education of RJW" page!
Civic Education through the City of Toledo:
Engage Toledo Ambassador Academy - 2022 Graduate
Citizen's Police Academy (Toledo Police Department) - 2018 Graduate
Burroughs Neighborhood Organization President - 2019-2022
Ohio Democratic Party Candidate for Bernie Sanders Delegate - 2020
Applicant for Toledo City Council Vacancy - 2019/2020
Candidate for Toledo District 3 City Council - 2019
Graduate Student Association Representative - College of Law - 2018-19, 21-22
-Graduate Student Association - Chair of Constitutional Review Committee
Democratic Candidate Ohio House of Representatives 44th District - 2018
Burroughs Neighborhood Organization Vice-President - 2016, 2017, 2018
Applicant for Toledo City Council Vacancy - 2017
Founder/Coordinator - Summer Youth Leadership program (SYLVR) - 2016
Candidate for Toledo District 3 City Council - 2015
University of Toledo Student Government Senator - 2014-2015
Secretary of the Law & Social Thought Student Organization - 2014-2015
Secretary of UT Fencing Club - 2014-2015
Publicity Chair of Men for Equality - 2014-2015
Candidate for University of Toledo Student Body President - 2015
President of Toledo Early College High School's Youth-to-Youth - 2010-2012
Liaison for Toledo Early College High School Class of 2012 - 2010-2012
Candidate for Toledo Early College High School 2012 Class President - 2010
Bowsher Rebels Freshman Football Team Captain - 2009
With the Burroughs Neighborhood Organization
District Improvement Grant - wrote a successful grant application to City Council to secure $13,000 for a capital improvement project, an in-progress Military/Service Memorial, on The Triangle, a piece of City property at Airport Highway and South Avenue, in addition to communicating with the Land Bank to secure an additional $10,000 for a Burroughs Neighborhood stone sign, and project management from the experts at the Land Bank.
Property Reinvestment and Beautification from the Land Bank - help in planning, work, presentation, and ultimately securing a year-long visit from the Lucas County Land Bank who has successfully put in the effort and brought over $1 Million in property investments to the Burroughs Neighborhood, with plans to revitalize and re-sell 3 properties to home owners, and to necessarily demolish 4 properties in the neighborhood
Global Youth Service Day - annual trash collection on Earth Day throughout the neighborhood annually
Sustainability - "Green Grant" - help with application for, acceptance of, and implementation of monies to help beautify the Burroughs Neighborhood through the planting of flowers and re-landscaping 4 selected sites throughout the neighborhood
Christmas Family - helping to collect and deliver food and presents for a neighborhood family in need during the holiday season
Community Service & Outreach
Mural at Highland Park with Sarah for Highland Heights Neighborhood Assn.
Stamp Out Hunger Volunteer - National Association of Letter Carriers/USPS
Dozens of hours of trash collecting throughout the city
Global Youth Service Day- Highland Park clean-up and restoration
FLOC Associate Member for migrant worker justice (hope to do more soon!)
Clean Your Stream, Litter Bugz
Preparing lunch bags for the hungry
Housekeeping at churches, day cares, preschools
Robert Worthington currently holds Master's and Bachelor's Degrees, working on a JD, and has gotten this far, now with his wife, Sarah, by hard work and proper budgeting skills. Whether it be his own personal finances, union dues, paying bills, fundraising, cash handling at work, or even helping out family and friends through financial assistance or investment, Robby shows fiscal responsibility and has proven the worth of his interest in generating income and balancing the numbers across different organizations and walks of life.
For over 9 years, here and there, Robby has not only been at work, but has gotten a feel for just about every type of employed labor, often in addition to being in school, volunteering, and working on side projects.
Below is an Employment History Overview.
Small Business Experience
Founded: Worthy Civics, LLC - 2022 (in progress)
Self-Published Author - 2020
Sales, Prep - Expresso - 2017, 2018
Legal Secretary - The Wagner Law Office, LLC - 2016, 2017
Roofing, Demo, & Clean-up - DeAnda Construction - 2014, 2016, 2017
Call Center Associate - The Oasis Restaurant & Delivery - 2013-2014
Independent Art, Sales & Marketing - Sammy Joe's Coffee Shop - 2010
Notary Public of Ohio 2016-2021
*2017, 2018, 2019 NALC Auxiliary Branch 158 Member*
City Carrier Assistant - United States Postal Service - 2015-2016
-*National Association of letter Carriers Branch 100 Member*
Billing Clerk - YRC Freight - 2014-2015
-*Teamsters Local 20 Union Member*
Urban and Metropolitan Employment Experience
Lawn & Garden at KMart - 2014
Lead Sales at Dollar General - promoted manager position - 2013
Team Member Trainer at Taco Bell - promoted manager position - 2011-2012
Painting, Baby-Sitting, Yard-work, Focus Group Participation
Current/Future Personal Artistic Ventures:
Writing (novels, fiction, non-fiction, biographies, grants, research papers);
Pencil Drawings (people, animals, etc.);
Music (writing, recording, performing);
Hard-Working: All Walks of Life, Always
University of Toledo Organizational Accomplishments and Leadership Roles
University of Toledo Graduate Student Association Highlights
Named Representative for the College of Law (one of two Representatives)
Appointed Chair of the GSA Constitution Review Committee
Appointed Interim-Chair of GSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Passed "Resolution in Support of UT Inclusive Practices Policy"
Passed the "Early Student Refund" Resolution to expedite student refunds
Authored and Passed sensible and efficient Constitutional Amendments
Aided in proper budgeting and spending to ensure secured funding for GSA
University of Toledo Student Government Highlights
Elected Senator of the College of Languages, Literature & Social Sciences
Elected Delegate to the Student Green Fund
Elected Acting Recording Secretary
Elected Delegate to the University Smoking Ban Implementation Team
Awarded Senator of the Week
Nominated Senator of the Year
Champion for Students for Justice in Palestine's UTDivest Movement
Champion for Student Body Autonomy from the Administration
Champion for High School 7 Dual-Enrollment Student Rights
Member of the Constitutional Revision Committee
Member of the External Affairs Committee
Co-Drafted and Presented Option for Constitutional Replacement
Secured Funding for Scenic River Path at Savage Arena
Secured Funding for Earth Day Activities
Maintained Knowledge of Constitution and By-Laws for Procedure
University of Toledo Student Organization Officer Positions
Graduate Student Association Chair of the Constitution Review Committee
GSA Interim-Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Secretary of Law & Social Thought Student Organization
Secretary of University of Toledo Fencing Club
Publicity Chair of University of Toledo Men for Equality
Leading in Early College and University of Toledo Student Projects
School-Wide Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Awareness Campaign
-including research, presentation of facts, and hosting class by class quiz competitions to inspire participation.
Youth to Youth Literacy Day
-visiting Arlington Elementary 2 years in a row to connect with young neighborhood kids and show them that reading will always matter.
-facilitation during a panel discussion about Constitutional provisions hosted by the Law & Social Thought Student Organization to keep the Day alive.
Abuse Awareness Day
-through UT Student Government legislation and volunteer efforts, supported the promotion of anti domestic abuse awareness campaigns and prevention.
-time spent providing unpaid trash collection at UT to keep our University's green areas green.
-work with and a brief time spent as Publicity Chair for Men for Equality at the University of Toledo
Tobacco Ban Implementation Team
-providing student feed-back for Administrative efforts to make the University of Toledo a Tobacco Free space
Higher Learning Commission Accreditation
-student Representative for the University of Toledo's Accreditation Process through research and accomplishments
President's Commission on the River
-work with experts and area government representatives about the health of the Ottawa River running though the University of Toledo