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Footprints for Fatima 2021

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Apply to the JCU Arrupe Social Justice Scholars

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About the Program

Rooted in the wisdom of our 500-year-old Jesuit heritage, this program aims to produce graduates that are both trained in the academic study of inequality and committed to using their knowledge and abilities for the promotion of justice.

In order to form leaders for social justice, the Arrupe Social Justice Scholars program challenges students to grow in the following four areas:

1. Intellectual Development - Arrupe Social Justice Scholars will seek to analyze social justice issues from the viewpoint of multiple academic disciplines and ask questions that help them to understand the complex social, cultural, political, economic, and moral dimensions of injustice.

2. Active Reflection - Arrupe Social Justice Scholars will be reflective learners, integrating their curricular and co-curricular learning experiences and using them to inform their understanding of social justice issues.

3. Commitment to Solidarity - Arrupe Social Justice Scholars will demonstrate a commitment to social action grounded in sustained engagement with people facing injustice. The job of an Arrupe Social Justice Scholar is not simply “to help others” but rather, to learn from our community partners and bear witness to the suffering of those facing injustice in our world.

4. Advocacy - Arrupe Social Justice Scholars will apply their knowledge and abilities to advocate for positive social change. Through course work and experiential learning projects, Arrupe Social Justice Scholars will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be a voice of support for those facing injustice in our world. During their four years at John Carroll, students will identify a particular area of injustice — for example, human trafficking, Fair Trade, wrongful convictions, or environmental justice– that they will concentrate their efforts upon. Students will then construct and carry out an action and advocacy project as the capstone experience of the Arrupe Social Justice Scholars program.

Podcasts by Arrupe Seniors

Members of the Arrupe Social Justice Scholars Class of '21 created podcasts focused on different areas of social justice. Click on the thumbnails below to listen to each podcast.




School-to-Prison Pipeline






Environmental Racism with Maya Williams '01


Sydnia De Franco, M.A.
AD 125e

Julia Arnold-Hess
Administrative Assistant
AD 125a

Footprints for Fatima 2021

Footprints for Fatima is virtual this year, and that means you have a whole month to complete the challenges! Footprints is an annual run/walk that helps raise money for the Fatima Food Drive. Each year, Arrupe Social Justice Scholars collect monetary donations to purchase enough groceries to feed 150 families a week’s worth of food, including supplies for a full Thanksgiving meal!

Since we're using an online, flex-time race platform, the 5K Run, 10K Run, and 1-5 Mile Walk can be completed anytime between October 2 and November 2. Sign up using this link:

Can't participate but still want to support the food drive? Please use this link to donate: