Catholic Community Connection’s primary focus in our partnerships with John Carroll University, Notre Dame College and Ursuline College is to create Intergenerational Opportunities. We aim to create entry points in a pipeline for young adults to serve in Catholic ministries and to develop future leaders for our Catholic ministries in Northeast Ohio. We do this through a targeted approach of increasing internship, volunteer and service learning opportunities for students in our partner organizations. Click here for more information on our Intergenerational Opportunities initiative.

John Carroll University

Mission

John Carroll is a private, coeducational, Jesuit Catholic university providing programs of study in the liberal arts, sciences, and business at the undergraduate level and in selected areas at the master’s level.

Academically, the University consists of the College of Arts and Sciences and the John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business, which both include graduate programs. John Carroll operates on a semester calendar, with two 15-week semesters and three summer sessions.

Founded in 1886, JCU is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s top 10 rankings of Midwest regional universities for more than 20 consecutive years.

Contact

If you are interested in more information or in partnering with JCU through volunteer, service-learning and internships opportunities, please see the contact information below:

Volunteering: Maryellen Callanan, Associate Director, Center for Service and Social Action. Email: mcallanan@jcu.edu Phone: 216-397-4698

Service-Learning: Katherine Feely SND, Director, Center for Service and Social Action. Email: kfeely@jcu.edu Phone: 216-397-4698

Internships: Nikki Marzano, Assistant Director, Center for Career Services. Email: nmarzano@jcu.edu Phone: 216-397-4237

Notre Dame College

Mission

For almost a century, Notre Dame College has educated a diverse population in the liberal arts for personal, professional and global responsibility. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College has grown strategically to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of students and the dramatic changes in higher education.

Today, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master’s degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. Notre Dame offers more than 20 NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic programs for men and women and is located in a picturesque residential neighborhood just 25 minutes from the heart of Cleveland.

Hallmarks of the Notre Dame experience include stimulating academics, personalized attention of dedicated faculty and staff and small class sizes.

Contact

If you are interested in more information or in partnering with NDC through volunteer, service-learning and internships opportunities, please see the contact information below:

Volunteering: Ted Steiner, Director of Campus Ministry. Email: tsteiner@ndc.edu Phone: 216-373-5387

Service-Learning: Eric Matthews, Asst. Professor and Director of Community-Based Learning. Email: rmatthews@ndc.edu Phone: 216-373-6492

Internships: Jennifer Lowery, Internship Coordinator. Email: jlowery@ndc.edu Phone: 216-373-6543

Ursuline College

Mission

Ursuline College offers holistic education that transforms students for service, leadership and professional excellence by providing undergraduate and graduate programs that foster lifelong learning and personal wisdom in an environment characterized by Catholic and Ursuline heritage, women-centered learning, values-based curricula, inclusive and global perspective.

Founded by the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland in 1871, Ursuline was the first women’s college in Ohio and one of the first in the United States and is located on a beautiful, spacious campus, located 13 miles east of Cleveland.

Ursuline College offers more than 30 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs as well as the opportunity to finish an undergraduate business degree and legal assistant’s degree in an accelerated format. Internships, cooperative education, and mentoring opportunities are available to prepare students for their careers. Ursuline’s student body, including undergraduate and graduate students, is over 1500. Although they primarily educate women, 9% of the undergraduate student population are men.

Contact

If you are interested in more information or in partnering with UC through volunteer, service-learning and internships opportunities, please see the contact information below:

Volunteering: Joanne Piotrkowski, Director of Campus Ministry. Email: jpiotrkowski@ursuline.edu Phone: 440-646-8327

Service-Learning: Gerri Jenkins, Director of Counseling and Career Services. Email: gsullivan@ursuline.edu Phone: 440-646-8324

Internships: Hannah Hardy, Coordinator of Experiential Education. Email: Hannah.hardy@ursuline.edu Phone: 440-720-3146