Sign Up for Jesuit Week of Service (JWOS)
Jesuit Week of Service begins next Monday! Keep the Magis Alive and be a part of this historic moment! For over 15 years, Jesuit Day of Service has called us to be men and women with and for others. In this unique moment, we have the opportunity to come together to serve our community in new and creative ways!

Register HERE for JWOS!

Participate in this unique opportunity through daily service challenges, hear from our community partners about their needs and challenges, and advocate on community issues. We will provide all the details you need to engage with the community and your JWOS team in a whole new way!

How it works
  • Register now with your name and email HERE
  • Before Day 1, you will receive an introductory email with the schedule for the week
  • From Monday, April 20 through Saturday, April 25, you will receive daily emails containing activities and challenges
  • Participate in as many or as few activities and challenges as you want. Share your activities with us on social media and online
  • On Saturday, April 25, we will celebrate our communities and our collective service

Read more about JWOS HERE
Questions? Email
Challenge 1: Make Artwork for COVID-19 Patients
Participate in the #GetWellWorld global art project to support patients with COVID-19. Getting sick can be lonely and scary. You can help with #GetWellWorld.

Here’s how:
  1. Create Get Well art, writing, music, performances, etc.
  2. Email your work to
  3. You Will Rise will post it at social media, and share it with hospital patients battling COVID-19.

Watch a video about the project and learn more HERE
Challenge 2: Do Something Nice for a Healthcare Worker
Nurses and other healthcare professionals need your help now more than ever. Nurses and healthcare workers everywhere are heading directly into the places that everyone else is trying to avoid — hospitals, urgent care facilities, and medical offices teeming with people who need care related to COVID-19. It’s more important than ever to support healthcare workers working on the front lines of COVID-19. Here are some ways that you can #SupportHealthcareHeroes and make a difference in the battle against COVID-19. 

Here are some things you can do:
  • Send art and encouraging messages to nurses and doctors to hang at their stations
  • Sending $5 through Venmo or PayPal to a family member or friend who works on the frontline to buy a coffee on their way to work
  • Call a local nursing unit to arrange takeout or delivery
  • Help nurse and doctor parents with childcare

Find more ideas HERE

Our weekly challenges provide a way for you to stay involved with the community from home. Start your challenge now and don't forget to tag @jcu_cssa on social media!
Learn: Healthcare Bias During COVID-19
Watch the Video HERE
COVID-19 may not discriminate based on race — but U.S. health care does , Video from PBS
Health officials have stressed that novel coronavirus doesn’t discriminate based on race or ethnicity. But disparities long present in the U.S. medical system are now driving what some call a crisis within a crisis: black and brown communities across the country are being hit harder, and with fewer resources to save them. Amna Nawaz talks to Dr. Uché Blackstock of Advancing Health Equity.
The Coronavirus Doesn't Discriminate, But U.S. Health Care Showing Familiar Biases, NPR
The new coronavirus doesn't discriminate. But physicians in public health and on the front lines say that in the response to the pandemic, they can already see the emergence of familiar patterns of racial and economic bias.
Listen HERE
Magis Message: Joey Adams '19
Your Magis Message for the day comes from Joey Adams, Class of 2019.

3 words Joey lives by everyday:
- Persistence
- Consistency
- Kindness

Click HERE to view Joey's message!
Reflection of the Week: Caroline Maltese on working with Rainbow Connects
"In this position, my eyes have been opened to many social determinants of health, I have seen and understood the importance of the “whole-person” approach, and I have learned how to appropriately earn the trust and engage in conversation with those in a very vulnerable position."

Read Caroline's full reflection HERE.
Stay Engaged and Connected Virtually!
Explore our new we bsite,   to find ways to stay connected, get involved from home, and continue to advocate for social justice.  We will be adding new content weekly!  Explore our website to learn how you can stay engaged and connected with others!
Don't forget to stay connected through Instagram! Follow CSSA on Instagram to  get the latest news and updates from CSSA, learn about self-care resources, participate in weekly challenges, learn about ways to stay involved from home, read motivational pieces and get links to TED Talks, and hear from our featured students about service in the Center for Service and Social Action!  Follow  @jcu_cssa  on  Instagram   now!
Volunteer with Rainbow Connects
The University Hospitals Rainbow Center for Women and Children is looking for volunteers to help with their Rainbow Connects program. This program was developed to address needs such as food insecurity, utility assistance, clothing, baby supplies, etc.

Volunteers will screen patients and families for resource needs and direct them to helpful community resources and when possible, follow up about any additional needs. 

The weekly commitment is 3-4 hours onsite and you must sign up for the full 2020-2021 academic year. JCU transportation will not be provided.

Details to apply:

  • Complete the initial screening application found HERE
  • If invited, the second round will be interviews by University Hospitals Rainbow Center for Women and Children professionals. 
  • If selected for a position during the interview, complete all necessary compliance paperwork and training in order to begin your placement in September 2020.

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 22!

Questions? Contact CSSA at
JCU Student Food Pantry is Open
The JCU Student Food Pantry will remain open and available for any student who needs it. Contact the office of Residence Life M-F 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m for the key and they will be happy to provide it. You can contact Residence Life at 216-397-4008 or email .
We are lookling for applicants who embrace the JCU mission of being  men and women for and with others!  As a CSSA representative, Student Liaisons serve as peer service leaders and van drivers as they facilitate a positive service experience for their fellow JCU students.  This paid position allows you to do all this and gain professional experience!

Do you have a good driving record and embrace the JCU mission of being a  "man or woman for others?"  Do you enjoy participating in service and interacting with other students and the community?  You can apply to be a student liaison too!

Responsibilities include:
  • Participating in the service activity
  • Serving as a CSSA ambassador for the community partner
  • Transporting students to and from service sites
  • Ensuring accurate attendance records
  • Providing pertinent information to CSSA staff members
  • Attending mandatory training sessions
  • Facilitating reflection

Click HERE   to read more and apply!
Questions? Contact CSSA a t
Arrupe Fundraising for the Cleveland Food Bank
The Arrupe Students in AR150 Hunger and Poverty Advocacy class have started a virtual fundraising campaign though the Greater Cleveland Food Bank as a substitute project for what they had hoped to do on campus. Join the Food Bank in supporting those whose ability to work has been or will be impacted by the pandemic.

Arrupe Scholars have joined the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to fight against hunger by starting a Virtual Food Drive! You can help them reach their fundraising goal by donating to their page and sharing our information with family and friends. All Bluestreaks, past and present, along with their family, friends, and others in their social networks are challenged to consider donating $1, $2, $5, $10 or more to this cause.   $1 buys 4 meal ordinarily, but because of a generous matching gift to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, it effectively buys 8 meals.

Donate HERE
Fun Fact! I play the trombone in the music ensembles on campus!
Our #MYSERVICESTORY for the week comes from Lilian Lebednick, a junior upply Chain Management major and Psychology and PJHR minor from Farmington Hills, MI!

At which service sites / community partners have you served or been a student liaison?
I have served at Fatima Family Center, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Men's Shelter, St. Martin de Porres High School.

"At Saturday Tutoring, I worked with an 8th grader on his math workbook and weekly essay. We slowly worked our way through linear equations and writing about his love of sports (the latter being easier to follow.) We talked for a while about what he wanted to do college and careerwise. He wants to go to a big sports school and work as a basketball player's agent. He truly cares about school and its refreshing to see a student who is passionate to learn."

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
Sr. Katherine Feely  |  Director |    | 216.397.1966
Maryellen Callanan  |  Associate Director |   |  216.397.2022
Heather Craigie |  Assistant Director, Student Development & Logistics|  |216.397.6233
Lisa Morde |  Assistant Director, Student Engagement & Data Mgmt |  | 216.397.6227
John Jackson  |  Assistant Director, Community Partnerships |   |  216.397.1662
Carolina Kane |  Administrative Assistant & Marketing Specialist |  | 216.397.2024
Amy Bartter  |   Administrative Assistant |   |  216.397.4698
Josefina Moreno '18, '21G  |  Graduate Assistant |  | 216.397.6283
Blake Yoho '22G  |  Graduate Assistant |  | 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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