The following are a list of approved mission leave opportunities in which John Carroll staff are able to participate, providing they have the approval of their supervisor (see below) in accordance with the John Carroll University Mission Leave PolicyPlease check your e-mail and Inside JCU as events approach for information on registration.

  • May 4, 2018 – Youth for Justice Culminating Summit – Youth for Justice (YFH) is an 8th grade tutoring program that brings JCU tutors into classroom in Cleveland and East Cleveland to educate elementary students about citizenship and justice. JCU tutors assist in preparing the students for the Youth for Justice Culminating Summit held at John Carroll each spring. Teams of 8th graders present their research and proposed solutions addressing injustices they identify in their school and community.
    Volunteers Needed: The Center for Service and Social Action is looking for volunteers to serve as: Set up and Registration – 8:00 to 9:00am;  Lunch Set-up and Serving  – 11:30 to 12:30 pm;  Clean-up  – 1:00 to 2:00 pm;     Contact: Maryellen Callanan at for more information or to sign up.
  • June 2018 (Date TBD) – Fatima Fun Day – Engage with the day campers from Fatima Family Center for a field day type activity on JCU’s campus.
  • August 2018 (Date TBD) – Cleveland Neighborhood Project (8:30 am to 3:30 pm – 7 hrs.) Part of “Living the Mission” day for Streak Week 2018.

Approval of Mission Leave Usage from the Mission Leave Policy:  “Employees must request approval for Mission Leave in writing to their supervisor with specific information on the activity/event and their role/participation in it, and the amount of time requested. The needs of the department as well as the opportunity for the employee will be considered in the approval process. Factors such as office coverage, minimum staffing levels, vacations, sick leave, unplanned absences, special projects, and peak workloads will be considered. Final decisions will be made by the Vice President of the respective division.”