Invested in Cleveland’s Future
John Carroll University and the Boler College of Business continue to deepen their longstanding engagement throughout Cleveland neighborhoods, to close gaps in opportunity, access and understanding. Initiatives include:
Donnelly School of Leadership and Social Innovation
Work is underway to bring neighborhood-based action — job creation, investment and social innovation — to Cleveland zip codes with persistent wealth, employment and education gaps. Student incentives, such as the John S. Soper Prize in Social Entrepreneurship and the LaunchNET program powered by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, look to bring social innovation and entrepreneurial solutions to longstanding inequities.
Center for Service and Social Action
To mark its 25th year, CSSA launched JCU in the City — a mission-based commitment to work closely with the Donnelly School of Leadership and Social Innovation on place-based investments in Cleveland’s most underserved neighborhoods.
Each year, the JCU Non-Profit Administration graduate program accepts proposals from local nonprofit organizations — assigning student groups to complete a deliverable of tangible value to area agencies.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
The Center for Service and Social Action and the Kramer School of Accountancy and Information Science recruit and train students, faculty, staff, and alumni to help low-to-moderate income individuals and families file their taxes. The program focuses on helping families who may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), meant to counter poverty.