John Carroll University is now engaged in the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, a White House initiative whereby institutions of higher education are invited to commit to a year of interfaith dialogue and community service programming on campus. In order to become part of the program, a group of faculty, staff, administrators, and students worked together to submit a plan to the White House outlining a strategy to increase service activities with a national service priority. The John Carroll team has chosen to work with refugees for the project. Peggy Finucane, Ph.D., director of the Center for Service and Social Action, will lead the project along with a group of six students. To celebrate the launch of the program, both Finucane and John Day, Ph.D., Academic Vice President, recently visited the White House and participated in a large plenary and question-and-answer session at George Washington University. Refugees were chosen as the focus for John Carroll’s project to emphasize the importance of advocacy and action to promote social justice. The group hopes to expand the work begun by Rev. Pedro Arrupe’s Jesuit Refugee Services through work with US Together. US Together is an affiliate of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) that is located close to campus. The hope is that the project will continue to encourage JCU students to get involved with activities that serve others and enhance the overall John Carroll learning experience. The group behind the project also hopes that this will help advance the University’s progress in becoming a community that openly embraces all forms of diversity, welcomes all members of community, and celebrates our differences and similarities.