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Cleveland, OH– Learn and Service America, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, has once again named John Carroll University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities. John Carroll University President, Robert L. Niehoff, S.J., expressed his gratitude for the recognition, saying, “Our current students, alumni and faculty live the mission everyday: to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and in the world.” As director of John Carroll’s Center for Service and Social Action, Dr. Margaret Finucane oversees the programs highlighted by the Presidential Honor Roll. Listed below are just a few of the many successful campus programs that are serving the Cleveland community: The Arrupe Scholars Program – Students commit to four years of significant engagement in the classroom, on campus, and in the community. For example, first-year Arrupe students spent the fall semester learning about issues of hunger in Cleveland. They then organized a food drive to provide 100 families in the Hough community of Cleveland with a Thanksgiving dinner, plus groceries for a week. Special Delivery Project – The John Carroll Special Delivery Program seeks to educate new mothers at Huron Hospital in basic newborn care. JCU students in the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-health Professions Honor Society receive five hours of training from a registered nurse, after which they go to Huron three days a week to meet with new mothers and provide instruction on basic newborn care, bathing, cord and circumcision care, and taking a baby’s temperature. Project ¿QUÉ? – Project ¿QUÉ? is a multi-faceted initiative designed to enhance the educational potential of middle school - aged Hispanic children. The children attend classes on campus during the summer and receive tutoring and homework assistance during the school year from John Carroll students who serve as tutor-mentors. Project ¿QUÉ? was created by JCU biology professor, the late Dr. Miles Coburn. We, the People – JCU Students enrolled in the Leadership and Social Justice Learning Community class partner with Cleveland area 5th graders to teach the United States Constitution. JCU students visit the 5th grade classrooms on a weekly basis to help the children learn more about the United States Constitution, its history, and their rights and responsibilities as citizens. The project culminates in a Mock Congressional Hearing held on the campus of John Carroll University. Launched in 2006, the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Honorees for the award were chosen based on a series of selection factors including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which the school offers academic service-learning courses.