Center for Service & Social Action

Cleveland Neighborhood Project

The Cleveland Neighborhood Project is part of Living the Mission Day to welcome all first-year students to John Carroll. This year it takes place on Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Teams of first-year students, accompanied by current JCU students, faculty, and staff will take part in a wide variety of service projects at local community partners in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood.

Faculty-Staff Leaders

Approximately 20 faculty and staff join 150 members of the incoming Class of 2021 and 40 student leaders for our annual Cleveland Neighborhood Project. This is also a University-sponsored event and is eligible for the use of Mission Leave.

This is a great chance to join us in introducing the service component of JCU’s mission to our first-year students and to begin building relationships with the newest members of our campus community. Register here: 

Click here to see photos from last year!

Student Leaders

Student Leaders are integral to helping first-year students develop a commitment to service as part of JCU’s mission. Your energy, enthusiasm, and willingness to model hard work will be an important part of the first-year students having a great experience!

What is expected of a Student Leader?

  • Participate in an informational meeting in spring 2017 (date TBD)
  • Return to campus early and prepare for the project (Sunday, August 20, or Monday, August 21 – Wednesday, August 23, 2017)
  • Lead a group on Living the Mission Day (Thursday, August 24, 2017)

The Student Leader application process for CNP 2017 is now closed. Contact Maryellen Callanan at with questions.