Community Service News

“I am not old enough:” Early Marriages in Rome’s Slums

The Department of Modern Languages and Literature and Service Learning – Combining Fieldwork and Education hosted a special lecture called “’I am not old enough’: Early Marriages in Rome's Slums.”

Alumna Fatema Basrai Featured in Forbes “30 Under 30 Education” List

Fatema Basrai studied abroad at John Cabot University during the 2008-2009 academic year.

Expression through Music: Student Karima 2G Teaches Elementary School Children

Student Karima 2G started teaching at primary school Carlo Pisacane, in Rome, for the project “Laboratori di autonarrazione per giovani apprendisti.”

JCU STAND Donates €10,000 to Italian Red Cross

John Cabot University is proud to announce that the STAND student club recently donated €10,000 to the Italian Red Cross (IRC).

Service Learning and Croce Rossa Meet Italian High School Students

Professor Andrea Lanzone held a seminar on the JCU Service Learning Project – Combining Fieldwork and Education for Italian high school students.

Volunteering Across Borders: Student Cristina Di Leva

Cristina Di Leva is a degree seeking student from Lavello, Basilicata, in southern Italy. She majors in Communications and has a minor in Political Science.

John Cabot University Announces 2017 Student Award Winners

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, John Cabot University students, faculty and staff gathered in the Aula Magna for the annual Student Awards Ceremony.

Alumnus Adam Samowitz Joins the Peace Corps

JCU alumnus Adam Samowitz recently began an assignment as a volunteer for the Peace Corps as a Health, Hygiene, and Water Sanitation Specialist in Vanuatu

A Stand Against Gender Inequality: History Major Kiriko Mechanicus

Kiriko Mechanicus is a History major and Communications minor from Amsterdam, Netherlands. She is the President of the Women's Leadership Initiative (JCU's student organization promoting women's rights) and she is involved in the JCU Community Service Program.

JCU STAND Donates to Jordanian Civil Rights Organization

In December 2016, John Cabot University’s chapter of STAND (Students Taking Action Now, Darfur) donated € 400 to Nashama Alwatan, a Jordanian civil rights organization that Omar Abdel Latif, President of STAND, has been friends with for many years.

JCU Alumna Alessandra Gargiulo Holds Lecture “We Care, We Share with Uyolo”

Alessandra Gargiulo, class of 2013, graduated with a B.A. in International Affairs, and holds a M.A. in International Development from SciencesPo, Paris. She co-founded and is president of the Uyolo Fund, a non-profit startup venture.

Stanlake Samkange and Ryan Anderson Present the WFP at JCU

The JCU Universities Fighting World Hunger Club (UFWH), with the support of the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs, hosted an event featuring presentations by Ryan Anderson and Stanlake Samkange, from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Learning Outside of the Classroom: JCU Community Service

Through the Community Service Program, JCU students of all majors have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the local community while cultivating a sense of social responsibility, and experiencing personal growth.

JCU 2016 Student Awards Winners

On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, John Cabot University students, faculty and staff gathered on the Secchia Terrace for the annual Student Award Ceremony. The awards, presented by President Franco Pavoncello and by the Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Mary Merva, are in recognition of academic and service excellence.

La Ronda della Solidarietà: A Weekly Meeting With the Less Fortunate

Every Tuesday and Thursday students from John Cabot University volunteer with the Community Service Program at La Ronda della Solidarietà, an organization that provides food for homeless people at Piazza Mastai, in the heart of Trastevere.