On June 2, 2017, Catholic Community Connection (CCC) will welcome the eight students selected to be a 2017 Summer Fellow. John Carroll University, Notre Dame College and Ursuline College students interested in a paid position with a CCC partner ministry were invited to apply online for a paid, ten-week term of employment. The application process included the review and selection of positions from anonymous work sites. Students were interviewed and once selected as a Fellow, informed of their work site. Fellows will be paired with a Sister Companion that will mentor the student regarding spiritual formation, discernment and share insights about working in Catholic ministry.
These remarkable students from the three local Catholic colleges will begin their experience with an Orientation Session, June 2, 2017, at John Carroll University. Orientation will cover program requirements, workplace etiquette and expectations. Fellows will have an opportunity to meet each other and be introduced to their Sister Companion.
CCC Summer Fellows will begin their ten-week term of employment at a Catholic ministry in Northeast Ohio. Fellows will report at their work site Monday through Thursday. Over the course of the program, Fridays will find Fellows and their Sister Companions gathered at various sites to enjoy focused programs covering topics such as Peace & Justice, Unity in Diversity, and Hope in These Challenging Times. Fridays may also include guest speakers, site visits, service projects, and sharing & reflection.
The 10 week program will conclude in August as Fellows and Sister Companions come together to review and reflect on their experience, enjoying lunch with Sister Companions and their work site supervisors.
The 2017 Summer Fellows program was funded by a generous grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland.