"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention."
-Oscar Wilde
John Carroll has received the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. The classification is an elective designation that indicates an institutional commitment to community engagement. JCU is one of 13 institutions in Ohio and one of only 8% of institutions in the US to hold the classification. Thank you to the students, faculty, staff, and many individuals who helped make this classification possible. Click HERE to read the full University announcement.
Registration is now open  for One-Time Service.  One-Time Service  Opportunities and Special Events are  open to JCU students, staff, and faculty , and can be a good introduction to service for those who've never tried it before. These volunteer opportunities  do not require a weekly commitment.   New opportunities are frequently added. You can register on  GivePulse  now for One-Time Service opportunities!

Service Activities Include:

Serve dinner at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry's Men's Shelter

Sort, repack, and distribute food items to community members experiencing food insecurity at Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center

Join teens and young adults with disabilities at Mayfield Village Adaptive Recreation in a Game Night, in which all participants join in volleyball, basketball, ping pong, and board games

Play non-competitive basketball with teens and young adults with disabilities at Mayfield Village Basketball

Serve as a judge at the JCU Science Olympiad for Elementary school children in Grades 4 through 6. Morning and afternoon shifts available.

To browse and register, follow the instructions below:
  • To find one-time service activities, click this link and log in using your JCU credentials.
  • Scroll down to explore one-time service opportunities.
  • You can browse by clicking the calendar icon to search by day and time and view open activities in blue.
  • Click Register, and on the next page, read the waivers and check the boxes to agree. Then hit "continue' to confirm your registration.
  • You will receive an email immediately from GivePulse confirming your service registration was successful.

If you need assistance, email service@jcu.edu or stop by the CSSA office in AD-32.

Apply to Become a Group Leader for the 2020
Jesuit Day of Service
Your role as a Group Leader for Jesuit Day of Service (JDOS) is to support a small group of 8-10 students the day of the event, build community at your site, and to facilitate reflection.

The time commitment will most likely look like: attendance at two pre-JDOS preparation meetings and your presence on the day of JDOS, Saturday, April 25th! We are looking for leaders with positive energy, a love for service and justice, and that great Blue Streak spirit!

Deadline to apply: TODAY, February 10, 2020 at 10:00 pm

Interested in applying? CLICK HERE
New Changes to the JCU Student Food Pantry
If you could use some help with basic food staples, the JCU food pantry on campus can help. All JCU students are eligible for this free service. Choose from twelve nonperishable food items.

The JCU Student Food Pantry now has drop in hours and no sign-ups are necessary! The new location is in Room 27 in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center (across the hall from the Office of Residence Life) and the pantry is open during the following times:

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 12:00-2:30 pm 
  • Tuesday/Thursday: 10 am-1:30 pm 
Email foodpantry@jcu.edu with any questions.

Visit the Food Pantry website HERE
Applications Open For the Catholic Community Connection Summer Fellows Program
Interested in applying? CLICK HERE
Catholic Community Connection is now accepting applications for the 2020 SUMMER FELLOWS PROGRAM!

The 10-week Summer Fellows Program offers students real-world / paid work experience at Catholic ministries throughout Northeast Ohio. This competitive fellowship prepares students mentally, professionally, and spiritually as they make decisions regarding their future careers and post-graduate work. Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students may apply.
Fun Fact! I'm obsessed with whales!

Our #MYSERVICESTORY for the week comes from Catherine Grabowski, a senior Exercise Science major from Cleveland, OH!

At which service sites / community partners have you served or been a student liaison?
I have served at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Fatima Family Center, Carroll Reads, YouthAbility Play Practice, and L’Arche

"I think my favorite service site so far has been at YouthAbility, helping with their play practice. Being that I want to work with individuals with disabilities after graduation, I was very eager to have the opportunity to work with the people from YouthAbility. They were such a fun, loving, and energetic group and they made going to service very enjoyable. It was great to be able to make connections with all of the participants. One individual would even meet us at the door each week and escort us in because he was so happy we were there! To this day I still see some of the people from YouthAbility and they never fail to put a smile on my face!
Each week  we feature stories of students who have made service a cornerstone of their JCU experience. Complete the form below to show us how you #ServeCLE!
We’ll share your story  on social media and in our weekly e-newsletter. If you’re a CSSA student liaison, you’ll earn points for your mentor group!

Submit your service story at  https://jcu.edu/myservicestory
Monday, February 10 .... JDOS Leader Application Due | 10:00 pm
February 13 - 16 .... IMPACT Conference at Arizona State University
Tuesday, February 25 .... CSSA Film Screening   | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
February 29 - March 8 .... JCU Spring Break - No Service
Saturday, April 25 .... Jesuit Day of Service | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sr. Katherine Feely  |  Director |    kfeely@jcu.edu    | 216.397.1966
Maryellen Callanan  |  Associate Director |    mcallanan@jcu.edu   |  216.397.2022
Heather Craigie |  Assistant Director, Student Development & Logistics| hcraigie@jcu.edu  |216.397.6233
Lisa Morde |  Assistant Director, Student Engagement & Data Mgmt |  lmorde@jcu.edu  | 216.397.6227
John Jackson  |  Assistant Director, Community Partnerships |  jnjackson@jcu.edu   |  216.397.1662
Pam Zangara  |   Administrative Assistant |   pzangara@jcu.edu   |  216.397.4698
Carolina Kane |  Administrative Assistant & Marketing Specialist |   cxkane@jcu.edu  | 216.397.2024
Josefina Moreno '18, '21G  |  Graduate Assistant |   jmoreno18@jcu.edu  | 216.397.6283
Blake Yoho '22G  |  Graduate Assistant |   byoho22@jcu.edu  | 216.397.6283
JCU Center for Service and Social Action
Administration Building | AD-32
Monday-Thursday, 8 am - 8 pm | Friday 8 am - 5 pm
216.397.4698 |  (f) 216.397.1661

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