"Democracy is not a state. It is an act."
- U.S. Congressman John Lewis
Join us on Wednesday for our Internship Showcase!
It's not too early to start thinking about summer internships! 

Join us on Wednesday, November 11 from 7:00-7:45 pm on Zoom to learn how to apply for these paid internships and ask any questions you may have about the JCU Summer in the City Internship Program.

Hear from Summer 2020 interns about their experience:
  • Jordan Spradlin, Exercise Science and Psychology Major '22 will be speaking about her experience at Boys Hope Girls Hope
  • Matthew Loughran, Political Science and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Major '21 will be speaking about his experience at Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services
  • Emel Terzioglu, Management and Human Resources Major '22 will be speaking about her experience at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

The JCU Summer in the City Internship Program provides an opportunity for students to engage the issues of homelessness, advocacy, service, solidarity, and social change through this internshipNine paid internships will enable qualified students to explore the systems and structures behind many of the current social issues of our times. This ten-week, full-time, immersive experience will place students with a nonprofit community organization in Cleveland involved in advocacy work addressing these social issues. Students will use their internship experience to prepare a research project for the organization that promotes social change. Interns also receive a $3,500 stipend for their work. Internships are open to all sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates and graduate students.

Visit THIS LINK for more information and to apply for a
2021 JCU Summer in the City Internship!

Questions? Email service@jcu.edu
Donate to Labre's Thanksgiving Project

To get into the season of giving, Labre is accepting donations from Monday 11/9 until Friday 11/20 to help our friends experiencing homelessness. Donations will be packaged and handed out to our homeless friends on Black Friday. Please consider donating whatever you can, no matter how small! The list of donations is preferred for COVID-19 reasons, but feel free to donate whatever you are able!

Donations Needed:, Face Masks/Shields, Hand Sanitizer, Antibacterial Wipes, Soap, Thermometers, Vitamin C Packets, Clorox/Lysol Spray, Gloves

Drop off all donations outside the CSSA Office, AD-32 starting TODAY (11/9) through Friday, 11/20.
The fight for civil rights and freedom

Civil rights leader and longtime U.S. Congressman, John Lewis, spent his life fighting for freedom and justice for everyone. In this illuminating conversation with lawyer and activist Bryan Stevenson, Lewis discusses the essential importance of voting, shares encouraging words of wisdom for the generation of young people currently organizing in the struggle for racial justice and tells moving stories from his decades of making "good trouble" -- at the Freedom Rides, March on Washington and in the halls of Congress. "When you see something that's not right or fair or just, you have to say something," Lewis says. "You have to do something."

Living Room Conversations

A Living Room Conversation is a simple way to heal divides. It is a conversational model developed by dialogue experts in order to facilitate connection between people despite their differences, and even identify areas of common ground and shared understanding.

Within this model, Living Room Conversations has developed over 100 conversation guides on all sorts of topics that can otherwise be tense to talk about with friends, strangers, and even loved ones of differing backgrounds and political persuasions. 

You can explore all of their current topics and even join an upcoming online conversation event to experience it for yourself!
Living the Mission Episode 6: Citizenship and Joy
This week on CSSA's Living the Mission podcast with Delaney and Caroline, we present Episode 6: Citizenship and Joy with Dr. Krista Stevens. Episode 6 explores the value of citizenship involves our belonging in local areas, across the globe, and even our membership in the human community.

Delaney and Caroline uncover our role in discovering and exploring social and moral issues, then discern how to be a faithful citizen when it comes to promoting the common good. Listen to learn more!

You can also listen to Living the Mission on Spotify, Overcast, Anchor, Google Podcasts, and Apple Podcasts
Assist Low-Income Individuals Prepare their Tax Returns and Earn Class Credit!
The Center for Service and Social Action and the Boler College of Business Kramer School of Accountancy and Information Science Department are recruiting students to participate in the federal Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which helps low to moderate-income individuals and families prepare their income tax returns without professional fees. Service-learning courses are being offered for 0 and 1 credit options in Spring 2021 through the Department of Accountancy.

  • 0 credit - AC 273
  • 1 credit - AC 270

  • 0 credit - AC 373
  • 1 credit - AC 370

  • 0 credit - AC 473
  • 1 credit - AC 470
There is a mandatory virtual training, Saturday, January 23 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, and students in the course typically are required to assist with two tax preparation Saturdays in the spring. The tax preparation will be conducted virtually with the assistance of Cuyahoga EITC Coalition. 

Students of all majors are welcome to register! 

For additional information, contact Dr. Jerry Weinstein in the Kramer School of Accountancy at weinstein@jcu.edu or John Jackson in the Center for Service and Social Action at jnjackson@jcu.edu.
Post-Grad Volunteer Service Fair
Interested in volunteering for a year of service after graduation? Join Campus Ministry as four recent graduates share their experiences in different agencies! Tonight (Nov 9) from 5:15 - 9:00 pm and tomorrow (Nov. 10) starting at 12:30 pm, Catholic Volunteer Network will be hosting virtual gatherings of different service organizations. You can register for the virtual fair hereAll are welcome to stop by Campus Ministry to pick up a copy of the volunteer book, Response, or you can download a virtual copy here.
CRS Virtual Simple Supper
Enjoy cooking? Want to learn a little bit about justice? Join our Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors for a virtual "simple supper" on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 pm EST to make some Salvadoran cheese pupusas and salsa! No culinary skills are required. Please sign up with this Google form and you will receive more information! We hope to see you then and share a delicious meal with all of you!
Our #MyMagisMessage for the week comes from CSSA Student Liaison, Shauna Glavin, a junior Exercise Science major from Rochester, NY! Shauna has served with Youthability Play Practice and St. Martin de Porres High School Tutoring.

If you had to state your life mission off the top of your head, in one sentence, what would it be?
To form intentional and meaningful relationships with those around me in order to foster community and create more positive experiences.

At this point in my life, intentional relationships are more important than ever. Currently, being a student, an athlete, a friend, a sister, and filling many other roles, it's easy to get lost in the chaos. Forming meaningful relationships with the people around me helps keep me grounded, and keeps me motivated. Finding people in my life who motivate me to fill these roles, and fill them well, has positively impacted me. When I do get lost in the chaos of midterms, of my competitive athletic season, or anything else that may be going on, I lean on those around me. I lean on them for support, for love, and for motivation. Finding time to cultivate these relationships is a priority.

Service with others through John Carroll has impacted who I am and motivated my life's path. It has motivated me to act on things that I am passionate about. To spend time with those around me and to create relationships with new people. It has motivated me to take time out of my day to spend intentional time with others. Whether it is spending an hour singing with the members through Youthability, or talking with a high school student through Zoom, service has reminded me of the power of intentionality.
Monday, November 9 .... Post-Grad Volunteer Service Virtual Fair | 5:15 pm
Tuesday, November 10 .... Post-Grad Volunteer Service Virtual Fair | 12:30 pm
Wednesday, November 11 .... Summer Internship Showcase | 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 15 .... CRS Simple Supper | 6:30 pm
Monday, November 23 - Sunday, November 29 .... No Weekly Service, Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 30 .... Weekly Service Resumes
Sunday, December 6 .... Early Action Deadline for 2021 Summer in the City Internship Applications
Sunday, January 31 .... Regular Decision Deadline for 2021 Summer in the City Internship Applications
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Heather Craigie | Assistant Director, Student Development & Logistics|hcraigie@jcu.edu |216.397.6233
John Jackson  | Assistant Director, Community Partnerships | jnjackson@jcu.edu  |  216.397.1662
Carolina Kane |  Marketing Specialist |  cxkane@jcu.edu | 216.397.2024
Amy Bartter  |  Administrative Assistant |  abartter@jcu.edu  |  216.397.4698
Blake Yoho '22G  | Graduate Assistant |  byoho22@jcu.edu | 216.397.6283
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