Students live their faith in action through a wide variety of programs coordinated through the Ministry and Service office.

The core value of service at Chaminade Julienne is to serve a wide range of people and inspire students to be people of service. In four years, a student will have the opportunity to serve the local, national and international communities through programs offered frequently through the school year like Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week, Little Sibs and Make a Difference Day, or through one of our service learning trips (mission trips).

Service Learning Experiences

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  • Little Sibs Program

    CJ's "Little Sibs" program is open to juniors and seniors. Students are paired with a student from a designated elementary school and once a week, visit their "little sibling", serving as a role model and mentor for the younger children. Members of this group are responsible for planning and carrying out activities for the "Littles."
  • Make a Difference Day

    For more than 25 years, many CJ students have spent the fourth weekend in October partnering with several community organizations in the Miami Valley to volunteer at local parks and homeless shelters, clean up neighborhoods, visit nursing homes, and much more.  This day of service, known as Make a Difference Day serves as the area's celebration of National Make a Difference Day, and is organized by the United Way of Greater Dayton. Student leaders are tasked with organizing small groups of classmates and faculty and staff members to work at 15 to 20 service sites throughout the area.  
  • Urban Plunge Retreat

    The Urban Plunge Retreat is a weekend retreat where students are immersed in the justice issues around urban poverty in Cincinnati. Students will be staying and serving with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. During the evening, group reflections, shared prayer, and simulation experiences will be focused around the justice issues of poverty. 8-14 students and two faculty/staff members will be living in a simple community setting, sharing meals and contributing to the group.


The outreach programs at Chaminade Julienne are designed to inform students of world poverty issues while enriching the local and international communities with financial and material resources.

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  • Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

    This annual event held the first full week prior to Thanksgiving is dedicated to bringing awareness to CJ students about hunger and homelessness issues in the local community, nation and world. All members of the school community are encouraged to choose at least one way to become involved in the plight of others who need our help.

    The monetary collection taken each day during first period is to benefit Catholic Relief Services (international hunger relief organizations). Food donations and personal hygiene items are collected each day during first period to benefit local communities like St. Vincent DePaul and The FoodBank, Inc.
  • Lenten Mission Drive

    Money collected during the Lenten Mission Drive has been divided between the Marianists and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur missionary projects. Each classroom receives alms collection containers to fill throughout Lent. Other fund-raising activities for the missions occur throughout the season of Lent.