The Boler School’s reach is far beyond John Carroll’s campus. Whether the setting is local, national, or international, both our alums and our current students are having an impact in organizations and in people’s lives.
For example, did you know that more than 500 companies in Northeast Ohio are owned or operated by John Carroll alumni, providing a significant economic impact in the area? In addition, Boler alums are leading organizational efforts nationally and internationally, ranging from Fortune 500 companies employing thousands of people to non-profit NGO’s that are improving the lives of people all over the world.
Every year our current Boler students participate in Boler Community Day. In this event Boler students, faculty, and staff come together to give back to the Greater Cleveland community. We have worked with the Cleveland Food Bank, Brandon Manor, Lakeside Men’s Shelter, Hospice of the Western Reserve, a variety of churches, neighborhood centers and community gardens. Our efforts have affected hundreds of Cleveland area residents.
Also every year, our accounting students and faculty participate in the VITA program, which provides free tax return preparation services to low income individuals.
Many of our students are involved in on-going community service projects in the Cleveland area that have a consistent, positive impact.
In addtion, Boler students work to impact those beyond our borders.
Each year, Boler students gather at the Medwish International headquarters to help separate, organize, and box medical supplies that will be shipped all over the world. Medwish is a non-profit organization committed to the recovery and recycling of donated medical supplies area health care providers must discard.
Our students are also involved in a number of immersion trips to Mexico, Honduras, and Costa Rica. For example, the Boler School is sponsoring an on-going project in Honduras in which a group of business students travel to Honduras each year to work with older children at two orphanages, teaching them basic business skills that they can then apply to a variety of micro-enterprises.