CJ students exemplify community service by putting their faith in action and sharing their talents with others, asking nothing in return. The students who went above and beyond that sentiment were recognized at the annual CJ Service Awards on May 6.
Two years ago, CJ teacher, Mick Mominee, and Director of Ministry and Service, Kelli Kinnear, were inspired to think outside the box and started an important tradition at CJ. Mominee and Kinnear attended a Think Tank C.O.P.E. event at Sinclair Community College. C.O.P.E. stands for Cost Of Poverty Experience, and an experience it certainly was.
The simulation places participants into family groups where they are each given a specific role and task to achieve. Every group has different assets, such as a car, and different burdens, such as low wage jobs.
Students in the Class of 2015 may be thinking about their individual futures, but on Thursday, April 30, they shared with the CJ community how they have made a difference in the future of others during the Stang Symposium.
The symposium was in honor of graduate and martyr Sr. Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN, '49. During the program, students presented the findings from their Senior Capstone Project- a cross-curricular, inquiry-based research project that calls seniors to become servant leaders in our world today.
Nutrition is an important aspect of living a happy and healthy life. Unfortunately, not everyone in the United States has access to nutritional foods on a regular basis. Particularly in urban environments, many people struggle to find fresh or local produce and other alternatives to processed food.
Statistically, many underprivileged children in the U.S. grow up without an emphasis on the importance of reading or with any books of their own. As a consequence, children brought up in lower income families are often at a disadvantage later in life when it comes to literacy. Seniors Danielle Ames, Haleigh Shaw, Erin Staley and Rachel Stayer are using their Senior Capstone project to contribute a creative solution to this nation-wide problem.
Calling all spring cleaners! Creative CJ seniors are partnering with Goodwill to create an exciting donation drive this April.
After last year’s successful e-cycling drive, seniors Connor Bramlage, John Mescher, Anthony Genovesi, and Zakery Shrewsbury have decided to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors. This group of dedicated young men has decided to use their Senior Capstone project as an opportunity to gather donations from the community and educate others about Goodwill and the donation drive process.
What does it mean to be a man? This is a question that men everywhere are constantly confronted with, particularly during the difficult transition from childhood to adulthood.
In an attempt to answer this question, three CJ seniors are using their Senior Capstone project to help seventh grade boys gain a better understanding of masculinity.
They could have been hanging out with friends or staying at home going to sleep in their own beds. But instead, 11 students recently chose to immerse themselves with the homeless and help those in need.
This year's annual Urban Plunge retreat focused on serving the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Cincinnati. Students stayed at the facility, helped and prepared meals, and got a better understanding of urban poverty.
"She lived what she believed."
And Sr. Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN lived a life loving all God's people and helping others. Which is why the CJ community is pleased to have the approval of a State of Ohio Historical Marker in her honor.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Sr. Dorothy's martyrdom. On February 12, 2005, Sr. Dorothy was shot six times in Brazil. She had been there for several years working for the future of the Amazon rainforest, fighting for farmers' rights and the poor.
The Chaminade Julienne Community invites the public to “meet” Sr. Dorothy Stang SNDdeN through a screening of “The Student, The Nun & The Amazon” Thursday, Mar. 19 in the CJ Auditorium.