Ministry

Students enrolled in STEMM courses at CJ - Project Lead the Way, science, math, and technology - are encouraged to consider ways to put their technical and academic skills to work in service to their local community.  Examples of potential technical service projects include, but are not limited to, designing and building a storage structure for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton, designing and constructing boardwalks for Five Rivers Metroparks facilities, working with Habitat for Humanity, creating a website for a local nonprofit organization, setting up and providing training in computer software at an after-school or adult day care facility, or creating healthy living posters and announcements for area agencies.  CJ students are also encouraged to visit their local elementary and middle schools to teach the students about engineering, and technology, or tutor students in math and science.

"Empowered to Serve the World..."
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Committee on Engineering selected 14 Grand Challenges for the 21st Century.  Students, scientists, engineers, educators, policy leaders, innovators, and forward-thinking corporate executives are challenged to address society's most pressing problems.

Toys For God's Kids
CJ students build wooden cars for children worldwide.  Toys For God's Kids (TFGK) is a national program, with local organizations, including We Care Arts and St. Leonard Center, participating.  The local coordinator, Bernie Thompson, a retired IBM engineer, has been instrumental in helping CJ get the CJ TFGK team started, and sustaining it. CJ's first involvement was with CJ STEMM Summer Camps in summer of 2012.
REACH service sites will be offered throughout the 2015-16 school year for all interested CJ students to participate.  Sign up in Ministry & Service office.
2015-16 Sessions: September 16, October 23, 28, November 5, January 20, February 24, and March 16.
The students in Project Lead the Way Introduction to Enginering Design classes assembled cars in sessions in May 2013.
In June 2013, CJ Belize Mission Trip students delivered 103 hand-assembled toy cars to the children at the orphanage there in Belize.

In August 2014, 147 cars were given to Sr. Rebbeca Trujillo, SND to deliver to children in the Sisters of Notre Dame community in Nicaragua.

In December 2015, cars were given to the East Dayton Hspanic Ministry.

Goodwill Easter Seals of the Miami Valley
CJ students volunteered to help disabled clients at the Assistive Technologies Services' Technology Fair held at the Job Center in Dayton on November 7, 2013.  They instructed people attending the Fair on how to download and use various iPad apps.
A group of CJ students toured Goodwill's Computer Recycling facility at their Kuntz Rd. facility.  A Goodwill/CJ Community E-Cycling event was held at CJ on April 5, 2014.  Approximately 14,000 pounds of electronics equipment were collected, from 125-150 donors.  The project was a collaboration between the CJ Special Ops Club and a senior capstone project team.

Photovoltaic Project of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
CJ students aid in education and awareness about the project, and collect contributions towards the PUR water filiter packets, a development of the Proecter & Gamble Corporation.
CJ's first involvement was with an introduction to thd project by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in September 2012, and engagement in the Senior Service Project 2013.

In January 2016, a Photovoltaic Learning Lab was installed at the Sisters of Notre Dame Provincialate campus in Cincinnati.  It is a joint project of the Sisters, Chaminade julienne Catholic High School,a nd mt. Notre Dame High School, to benefit students, and provide an experimental lab for continuous improvement of the systems in place in African SND communities.
The Photovoltaic Project impacts SND communities worldiwde.

 

Examples of how college students and professionals in engineering and medical fields put their talents and expertise to use to serve the world include the following:

ETHOS- Engineers in technical, humanitarian opportunities of service learning

EPICS – Engineering Projects in Community Service

Engineers Without Borders - USA

Doctors Without Borders

Catholic Medical Mission Board

Medicines for Humanity

Good Samaritan Hospital - Dayton

  • Volunteens volunteer program for teens
  • For students aged 14 and older
  • A minimum five-week commitment with 4 hours per week
  • Summer volunteen training dates offered in May and June
  • For more information, check the website

Dayton Children's Hospital

  • Summer Volun-teen program
  • Limited application period: February 3-7, 2014.  Application avaialble February 1.
  • Program details

Boonshoft Museum - Dayton

  • iLead Workshops
  • Train to volunteer and work for the museum's Education Department
  • Build your college resume and leadership skills
  • For students in grades 7-10
  • Program details