"We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love."
-St. Teresa of Calcutta

December 7, 2020
Join us TONIGHT for the Now What? Workshop
Do you need time to stop and catch your breath as the semester is coming to a close? Hit the pause button and reflect! Take time to explore where you have been, where you are now, and where you are going. The "Now What?" Workshop will help you reflect on your service experience and give you practical tools and supports to examine and discern the next steps you will take personally, practically, and academically.

Learn about exciting courses to take, service opportunities to think about for next semester, non-profit internships, and summer jobs that meet your needs and interests.

All students who have participated in community service and/or non-profit internships are encouraged to attend!

Date: TONIGHT Monday, December 7, 2020
Time: 5:00 - 6:15 pm on Zoom
Click here to register and bring a friend!

Join us and we'll help you figure out the "now what's" of service and learn how to move from experience to action - with door prizes included!

Questions? Email service@jcu.edu
Apply or Nominate for a 2021 Community Service Award!

John Carroll University recognizes and honors individuals who have made a difference in the lives of others through involvement in the community. Click on each award below to learn more about the application and nomination processes and see past winners.

  • In the spirit of St. Edmund Campion, the George B. Sweeney Endowed Campion Award for Community Service recognizes one sophomore student and one junior student each year with a demonstrated record of involvement in community service and social action, dedication to a faith tradition and/or spirituality, and strong evidence of leadership potential. Students - apply now!

Application deadline for all awards is Friday, December 18 by 5:00 pm.
Students: The 2021 Campion Award for Service, Additional Information

This is a one-year, $1,000 award given to one sophomore and one junior each year. The Center for Service and Social Action also administers up to $500 in additional funds to each Campion Award recipient for an approved campus-based service project. Apply today and help John Carroll recognize students who have demonstrated a commitment to service and social justice!

Established in 1996 by JCU alumnus George B. Sweeney ’55, this fund honors John Carroll University students who have made significant service contributions, both on campus and in our larger community and who are committed to becoming leaders in social action. The award is named for St. Edmund Campion, an English Jesuit who was martyred in 1581. Campion rejected a life of prestige, power, and wealth to spend his life in service to others in most need.

2020 recipients Maguire Tausch ’21, and Ray Flannery '22
THANK YOU! Fall 2020 Service has Ended!
Sunday, December 6, marked the last day of service for fall 2020! Thank you to all the students who shared their time, talent, and energy alongside amazing community members and organizations throughout Cleveland this semester!

Over 370 students participated in fall 2020 service! If you are one of those students, remember to complete the end-of-service survey now. Your feedback shapes the future of service at John Carroll. Plus, you could win a $25 Chipotle gift card!
  • Mark you calendar for spring 2020 service registration: January 19 - 22 at jcu.givepulse.com. Students in service-learning courses will register the first week of classes and voluntary service registration will be open the next week
  • Reflect on your fall 2020 service experience at tonight's "Now What?" Workshop at 5:00 PM on Zoom! Register here!
  • Take on a service leadership role! Click HERE to learn about how to become a CSSA Student Liaison!

Complete the Student Assessment HERE and have the chance to win
one of four $25.00 Chipotle gift cards!
A Conversation on Immigration and Migration with
Hannah Singerline '19
Join Campus Ministry on Tuesday, Dec. 8th at 9pm ET on Zoom as we hear from Hannah Singerline '19, who did a year of service with Tucson Borderlands through the Young Adult Volunteers. She will share her insight and experiences from her time at the US/Mexico Border. If you are interested in learning more about immigration and migration and/or are discerning a year of service, we hope you will join us on Tuesday night!

Meeting ID: 949 5757 7564

For more information or any questions, please contact Mark Grabowski.
US Together Holiday Box Sale
This holiday season, US Together’s Microenterprise Development (MED) Program is excited to present a Holiday Box Sale from now until December 11th! The MED program’s vision as a whole is to support the innate talents and skills of refugees and immigrants through eliminating barriers and providing skill-based learning and technical assistance to support economic revitalization in Northeast Ohio!
The holiday box sale includes small holiday boxes featuring products from four refugee entrepreneurs for $44 and large holiday boxes featuring products from six refugee entrepreneurs for $77, which are on sale now. You can travel the world this holiday season from the comfort of your home with these boxes. Only 100 of these unique boxes will be sold so get yours while they last! They can be picked up from US Together Cleveland on Monday, December 14 or Monday, December 21, or be picked up at One World Shop in Rocky River on Tuesday, December 15 or Tuesday, December 22. If you live within 20 miles of the US Together Cleveland office, we can also deliver to you on one of these days for a delivery fee of only $10.
If you would like to order a holiday box, please contact the MED Programs Coordinator, Tiffany Baccus, at tbaccus@ustogether.us.
Our #MyMagisMessage for the week comes from CSSA Student Liaison, Kiera Reilly, a junior Psychology and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights double major from Avon, OH! Kiera served this past semester as a student liaison for Saturday Tutoring through the Church of the Covenant where she tutored middle and high school students. She has also served at L'Arche, group homes for adults with intellectual disabilities, and YouthAbility play practice, an extra curricular activity for young adults with developmental disabilities.

If you had to state your life mission off the top of your head, in one sentence, what would it be?
To spread kindness and love wherever I go so that others feel more loved, and also to hold gratitude for myself, my life, and everyone I meet.

At this point in my life as a junior in college, I find that I have to start making big decisions and be intentional with my time and relationships. I need to think about what I want to do after graduation and what I want my career path to be. I have to be intentional with how I spend my time, which means saying some hard "no's" in order to prioritize what is important to me. I have to be intentional with the relationships I form which means surrounding myself with people who share similar values as me so that we can push each other to be the best versions of ourselves.

In this time in my life, as well as in the current time in our world, I find living the magis more important than ever. It is important to BE more rather than DO more. This uncertain time has shown me how important it is to love your friends and family and be there for people however you can. I am intentionally trying to help those in my life and those in the community however I best can. I am showing up for people.

The Jesuit mission and dedication to service is why I chose to come to John Carroll. Being involved with service and social justice has shaped my views and intentions for my life. I knew I ultimately wanted to help people with my career, but working with individuals with disabilities in L'Arche and YouthAbility has solidified my desire to work with this population in my psychology career. I want to help youth in schools as a school psychologist to have equal opportunity and the best education experience that they can get. Forming relationships with the people I have served with during my time at Carroll has motivated me to see each individual I encounter in my life as a human first and to respect their individual dignity.
Monday, December 7 .... Now What? Workshop | 5:00 - 6:15 pm
December 14-18 .... Final Exams - Good Luck!
Friday, December 18 .... 2021 John Carroll Service Award Nominations and Applications Due
December 23 - January 3 .... JCU Closed for Christmas and New Year Break
Tuesday, January 19 .... Spring 2021 Classes Begin
Sunday, January 31 .... Regular Application Deadline for 2021 Summer in the City Internships
Sr. Katherine Feely, SND, Ed.D  | Director |   kfeely@jcu.edu   | 216.397.1966
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
JCU Center for Service and Social Action
Administration Building | AD-32
216.397.4698 |  (f) 216.397.1661

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