"Lord, teach me to be generous; teach me to serve you as you deserve."
-St. Ignatius of Loyola
Join us tomorrow for the Celebration of Service Award Ceremony!
As part of Ignatian Heritage Week, the Celebration of Service Award Ceremony is tomorrow, Tuesday, January 28, at 4:00 p.m. in the Muldoon Atrium in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology. Join us for the opportunity to recognize the following 2020 award recipients who have shown a demonstrated commitment to service and social justice: 

  • 2020 Curtis W. Miles Faculty Award for Community Service: Debra Rosenthal, Ph.D., English Department 
  • 2020 Staff Community Service Award: Julie Myers, Campus Ministry
  • 2020 George B. Sweeney Endowed Campion Award for Service: Maguire Tausch '21 and Raymond Flannery '22

Congratulations to all of our winners, and we hope to see you tomorrow to celebrate! 
Registration for Voluntary Weekly Service EXTENDED!
We have extended the deadline to register for Voluntary Weekly Service to tomorrow, Tuesday, January 28 at 9:00 pm. Register now on  GivePulse!

Weekly service is a great way to get involved, meet new people and make a difference ! Choose from a wide range of service opportunities including tutoring children, mentoring high school students, engaging with senior citizens and getting to know those experiencing homelessness. Weekly service is a ten-week commitment over a semester, works with your schedule, and transportation is provided!

Current Openings Include:




Act fast! This is your last chance to register for voluntary weekly service!
Service-Learning Students, Check Your
Service Requirements!
Are you in a service-learning course this semester? Did you recently register for service?

Make sure to check your  JCU email  to find out how to  complete your service requirements . You received an email with details and instructions when you registered on   GivePulse.

All students doing weekly service must register for a Pre-Service or Service 2.0 Workshop.
Pre-Service Workshop - Students who are  new to service   at JCU  must attend a Pre-Service Workshop the week before service begins.

Service 2.0 Workshop - Students who  completed the Pre-Service Workshop in a previous semester  must attend a Service 2.0 Workshop. A wide variety of options are available to fulfill this requirement.

Still have questions? Stop by the CSSA Office, AD-32, on the ground floor of the Administration Building across from Einstein's Bagels, email   service@jcu.edu , or visit a Service Advising Cafe!
Deadline for CSSA's 2020 Summer in the City Internship Program is January 30th!
The deadline to apply for the 2020 Summer in the City Internship has been extended to this Thursday, January 30!

The Summer in the City Internship  opportunities cover the topics of  homelessness, advocacy, service, solidarity and social change.  Nine 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  community organization in Cleveland  involved in advocacy work to address 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 stipend for their work. Internships are open to all  undergraduate and graduate students.

Need more information? Contact  service@jcu.edu   or visit t he  Summer in the City webpage  HERE

Interested in applying?  CLICK HERE!
There is Still an Opportunity to Tutor for Carroll Reads
There are still a few spots left to tutor for Carroll Reads, a federally-funded tutoring program aimed at helping children in grades K-3 develop reading skills. If you are looking for a  paid work-study position,  this is a great opportunity to work with young children in the community.  

Responsibilities Include:
  • Conducting one-on-one tutoring sessions with students using scripted STEP literacy materials provided by CSSA
  • Assisting children to improve their reading skills and abilities to reach grade level expectations
  • Documenting each students’ weekly progress
  • Regularly reviewing student data with the Carroll Reads Site Coordinator to gauge the effectiveness of the literacy intervention
Placements still available at: 

  • Marion-Sterling Elementary PM: M/W 11:50 am - 2:10 pm
  • St. Thomas Aquinas on M/W 12:30 - 3:00 pm
  • Shoreview Elementary: T/R 9:00 - 11:30 am

For more information, contact Blake Yoho at   carrollreads@jcu.edu , stop down to room  AD-32,  or call  216.397.4698!
Look for us on Handshake to apply! JCU students must be eligible for Federal Work Study to apply. Applications are open NOW !
Mark your calendars for Ignatian Heritage Week from January 26-31, 2020! The Office of Mission and Identity invites you to join the JCU community in celebrating Ignatian Heritage Week, January 26 – 31, 2020. We celebrate by “Imagining A More Just World”. Some events you may consider attending are listed below.

Tuesday, January 28: Celebration of Service Award Ceremony - 4:00 pm, Dolan Center Muldoon Atrium

Wednesday, January 29: Ignatian Heritage Exhibit Scavenger Hunt - 3:30 pm, D.J. Lombardo Student Center Murphy Room

Wednesday, January 29: Murphy Mass and Pizza - 9:30 pm, D.J. Christi Ignaut Chapel of St. Peter Faber, S.J. - Murphy Hall

Thursday, January 30: Lunch and Lecture "Ignatian Imagination and the Call to Justice" - Noon, D.J. Lombardo Student Center LSC Conference Room

Registration is required for these events. To see the full schedule for the week and to register, click  HERE.
New Changes to the JCU Student Food Pantry
Beginning this week, the JCU Student Food Pantry will now have drop in hours, no sign-ups necessary! The new location will be Room 27 in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center (across the hall from the Office of Residence Life) and the hours are:

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 12:00-2:30 pm 
  • Tuesday/Thursday: 10 am-1:30 pm 

Stop by during these times and select your non-perishable food items. Email foodpantry@jcu.edu with questions.
Have extra guest swipes? Want to help support other students?
You will be able to donate up to 5 of your guest meal swipes! Each meal plan comes with 5 guest meal swipes that are separate from the your semester allotment. Donate extra guest swipes on Wednesday, January 29 and Thursday, January 30 between 11:30am and 2:00pm. A table will be set up outside the dining hall entrance.
Professional Clothing Collection for St. Martin de Porres
P lease support a group of Arrupe Scholars who are implementing professional and personal development resources for the students at St. Martin de Porres High School as part of their senior advocacy project.

Donations of gently used professional clothing such as dresses, suits, slacks, blouses, etc. are being accepted. The clothing can be dropped off in the bin in the Student Center Atrium labeled, “Clothing makes a difference! Drop clothing here!” between January 27th and February 3rd.

For questions, please contact Molly Killeen at   mkilleen20@jcu.edu
Save the Date: #OscarsSoWhite, #BlackTwitter, and Social Media: Pursuing Justice in the
Digital Age: A Lecture by April Reign
Writer, editor, and former attorney April Reign examines the far-reaching impact of her viral hashtag, #OscarsSoWhite. While progress was made in 2017, the success of the film Moonlight at the Academy Awards only serves to highlight the missed opportunities for Hollywood. With the number of content platforms skyrocketing, the inclusion of people of color and marginalized communities remains an urgent need – both in front of and behind the camera.

Date: Monday, February 3
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: LSC Conference Room, Lombardo Student Center/RecPlex

Contact csdi@jcu.edu for more information
Register Today: The 20th Annual IRTF
Social Justice Teach-In
Click HERE to view the 2020 flyer
The Interreligious Task Force in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University presents this day of workshops and speakers as an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about critical local, domestic, and global justice issues. Facilitators may not only present empirical data, but also engage community members through art and storytelling.

Date: Saturday, February 8
Time: 11:00am - 3:30 pm
Location: CWRU Tinkham Veale Center

Contact Heather Craigie for more information
Applications Open For the Catholic Community Connection Summer Fellows Program
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.
Interested in applying? CLICK HERE

Our #MYSERVICESTORY for the week comes from Jillian Doherty, a seniorIndustrial/Organizational Psychology major from Warren, MI!

Fun Fact! My family got a new cat this December that we, or rather our dogs, found under our deck!

At which service sites / community partners have you served or been a student liaison?
I have served at Boys Hope Girls Hope, Building Hope in the City, Chopping for Change and CHUH Options Program

"One of my favorite service sites is Building Hope in the City because the people at Hope Alliance Church who run it are so genuine and truly care for the well-being of the students. During my three semesters of tutoring the same student, I have seen her grow academically and personally. I am able to eat dinner with her almost every week and hear how her life, classes and family are doing. It has been such a meaningful experience and one in which I have observed how the church community has become part of our John Carroll Community."
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
January 26 - 31 .... Ignatian Heritage Week
Monday, January 27 .... Pre-Service Workshop #1 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Monday, January 27 .... Tutor Training Tips Workshop #1 | 3:00 - 3:30 pm
Monday, January 27 .... Pre-Service Workshop #2 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, January 28  .... Celebration of Service Award Ceremony | 4:00 pm - Dolan Atrium
Wednesday, January 29 .... Pre-Service Workshop #3 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, January 29 .... Background Check Fair #2 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Thursday, January 30 .... Applications Due for the 2020 Summer in the City Internship Program
Thursday, January 30 .... Pre-Service Workshop #4 | 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Thursday, January 30 .... Tutor Training Tips Workshop #2 | 4:30 - 5:00 pm
Thursday, January 30 .... Pre-Service Workshop #5 | 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday, February 1 .... First Day of Spring 2020 Service
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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