"And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with
such sacrifices God is pleased."
-Hebrews 13:16
Dive Deeper this Summer!
Build advocacy skills, engage in community-based research, and explore Cleveland through an internship with CSSA's 2020 Summer in the City Program!

The deadline to apply for the 2020 Summer in the City Internship has been extended to this Thursday, February 6th!

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!
New Changes to the JCU Student Food Pantry
Email foodpantry@jcu.edu with any questions.

Visit the Food Pantry website HERE
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 
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
Save the Date: 2020 Annual JCU Career Fair
The JCU Annual Career Fair is a great opportunity to meet with representatives from over 120 organizations from a variety of industries with opportunities including:
  • Full time entry level
  • Internships
  • Part-time 
  • Temporary and seasonal
  • Volunteer/Service
There are opportunities for ALL MAJORS to explore.

Pre-register before end of day February 3rd to receive a printed name badge at the event. You may still attend even if you do not pre-register.

Dress code for this event is Business Professional.

Bring multiple copies of your resume and be sure to research attending organizations beforehand. You can find the organizations attending by clicking on the 2020 Annual Career Fair under Events in Handshake and then clicking on Details.
Date: Thursday, February 6
Time: 4:30 -7:00 pm
Location: Dolan Center for Science and Technology

Contact careerservices@jcu.edu or call 216-397-4237 for more information

Don't forget to stop by the CSSA table at the Career Fair!
Apply to be 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 2 pre-JDOS preparation meetings and your presence on the day of JDOS which is 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: Monday, February 10, 2020 (10 pm)

Interested in applying? CLICK HERE
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
For more information and to register, click HERE
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 Maggie Rahill, a junior English & Adolescent/Young Adult Education major from Cleveland, OH!
Fun Fact! I am the proud dog mother of an Australian Shepherd named Ruby!

At which service sites / community partners have you served or been a student liaison?
I have served at St. Francis School, St. Thomas Aquinas School, and St. Martin do Porres High School.

"Over the past year and a half, I have been fortunate enough to serve eighth grade students at St. Francis and St. Thomas Aquinas schools through the Youth for Justice program in CSSA. This program encourages eighth graders to find a social justice issue they see in their community, research it, and find a way to address it through action. Working with students on these projects has opened my eyes to all the work that is yet to be done. Being a college student, it's so easy to let all your worries center around yourself: how will I handle my class load, what do I want to do with my life, and so many other worries about who you are and who you will become. However, as I work with these eighth graders and talk with them about deep rooted issues of injustice, I see beyond all of my own worries. I see young men and women who see injustice all around them every day, and are finally getting the opportunity to do something about it. They are passionately working to make this world a better place, and it shows me the responsibility I have in doing the same. At the end of the year, John Carroll holds a summit for the students to present their findings to a panel of judges. A young woman I had been working with all year stood up in front of an entire group of people with hands shaking, and explained her own personal conviction to address this issue. And as I watched this brave eighth grader speak as authentically as I have ever seen, a deep sense of pride came across me. And after pride, came my own feelings of conviction to continue this work for as long as I can. We all have a responsibility to make this world a better place, and that is exactly what these students in Youth for Justice have shown me."
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 3 .... April Reign Talk   | 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 8 .... IRTF Teach - In | 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
February 13 - 16 .... IMPACT Conference at Arizona State University
Friday, February 25 .... CSSA Film Screening   | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
February 29 - March 8 .... JCU Spring Break - No 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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