Service Learning

Workshops and Events

Fall Semester 2017

"What is Service Learning?"

  • WHEN: Thursday, September 21st, 2017; 12:45 - 1:30 PM
  • WHERE: T.G.4, Tiber Campus

An introductory seminar on the Service Learning - Combining Fieldwork and Education project with Prof. Lanzone (Project Coordinator) and other members of the Service Learning Team. Read more: http://www.johncabot.edu/continuing-education/service-learning/default.aspx.

Registration to this event is required: please confirm your participation to [email protected].

"Civico Zero: Protecting Children on the Move"

  • WHEN: Thursday, October 5th, 2017; 6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • WHERE: Aula Magna, Guarini Campus

Civico Zero is a not for profit organization funded by Save the Children, to operate with children in the city of Rome. Its mission is to support and protect migrant minors (mostly unaccompanied), suffering a condition of social exclusion.

Civico Zero representatives will illustrate their daily operations to address the many issues related to the increasing number of minors within the current migration flows (15% of the migrants who reached Italy in the past 6 months are minors); and the numerous long term projects and initiatives promoted by the organization to facilitate and support social inclusion.

Registration to this event is required: please confirm your participation to [email protected].

"WEWORLD INDEX 2017: Children, adolescents and women between social inclusion and exclusion"

  • WHEN: Thursday, October 19th, 2017; 6:00 - 7:30 PM (Q & A Session to follow)
  • WHERE: G11, Guarini Campus

WeWorld's Index analyzes the wellbeing and social inclusion of children, adolescents and women. The topic of this report is based on the assumption that the progress of a country should be measured not only according to economic parameters but also analyzing the life conditions of vulnerable individuals.
Compared to other reports, the WeWorld Index identifies a strong connection between the rights of young girls and boys, and gender equality. Although women, children and adolescents should remain distinct, with their own specific rights, there is a strong interdependence amongst them, and the Index attempts to analyze it.
WeWorld is an Italian NGO operating in the field of international cooperation and development, recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. WeWorld operates in Italy, Asia, Africa and Latin America to support children, women, and local communities, in the struggle against poverty and inequality, towards a sustainable development.

Registration to this event is required: please confirm your participation here or write to [email protected].

"FOCSIV Award Ceremony to Celebrate the International Volunteer Day"

  • WHEN: Saturday, December 2, 2017; 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Aperitivo to follow)
  • WHERE: Aula Magna, Guarini Campus

FOCSIV (Federazione Organismi Cristiani di Servizio Internazionale Volontario) will be hosted at John Cabot University to celebrate the International Volunteer Day. The event will include speeches from international volunteer organizations representatives and the award ceremony to nominate the best volunteer in Italy for 2017. Following, there will be an aperitivo in Library Study Room for all participants.

Registration to this event is required: please confirm your participation here or write to [email protected].

WHEN: Wednesday, June 14, 2017; 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
WHERE: Aula Magna Regina (Guarini Campus)

Open to students of all majors.

Guest Speaker: Flavia Cuniolo, Croce Rossa Italiana Representative

Flavia Cuniolo, representative of Croce Rossa Italiana (Italian Red Cross), will share the organization's experience in sheltering refugees. Ms. Cuniolo will explain CRI's daily activities as well as who are the refugees it deals with and how it helps them.

Registration to this event is required: please confirm your participation here or write to [email protected]

WHEN: Monday, April 24th, 2017; 11.30-12.45 pm
WHERE: Guarini Campus (G11)

Open to students of all majors. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE (max. 25 participants).

Guest Speakers: Flavio Di Giacomo, Head of Communications and Spokesperson, Coordination Office for the Mediterranean, International Organization for Migration

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 166 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

Registration to this event is required: please confirm your participation here or write to [email protected]

WHEN: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017; 4.30-5.45 pm
WHERE: Guarini Campus (Mimose 1)

Open to students of all majors. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE (max. 25 participants).

Guest Speakers: Gioacchino Campese, General Director, and Marianna Occhiuto, JCU Alumna and Communication and Fundraising Manager

JCU Service Learning – Combining Fieldwork and Education - is proud to present Casa Scalabrini 634 as one of its most valuable partners participating in this Spring 2017 Career Fair #2 (Friday, April 21st). Casa Scalabrini 634 is a program of the Scalabrinian Agency for Cooperation and Development (ASCS Onlus) and executive center of the program for "Welcoming and Inclusive Community" (programma CAI "Comunità Accogliente e Inclusiva") of the Scalabrinian Congregation, serving migrants and refugees in 32 countries worldwide since 100 years. Their mission is the promotion of the welcoming and integration culture among refugees, migrants and the local community. In fact, the program welcomes refugees, both families and young adults, and promotes activities open to everyone. General Director Gioacchino Campese, former Director of the House of Migrants in Tijuana at the border with USA and currently Professor at the Scalabrini International Migration Institute (SIMI), will give an overview on the activities of the Scalabrinians worldwide. Following, JCU Alumna Marianna Occhiuto, Head of Communication and Fundraising at Casa Scalabrini 634, will present more in detail the activities of Casa Scalabrini 634 in Rome.

Registration to this event is required: please confirm your participation here or write to [email protected]

WHEN: Thursday, March 16th, 2017; 4.30-6.30 pm
WHERE: Tiber Campus (T22)

Open to students of all majors. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE (max. 25 participants).

Guest Speaker: Alessio Di Carlo, Founder and Vice President of CooperAction Onlus, supporting human rights and working to improve life conditions of populations that face deep economic, social and political crisis. He has been and is very active in Abruzzo for example, but historically also in Afghanistan. He has an extensive experience in professional training as Development Project Trainer and Expert Founder, with a specific focus on project management for non-profit organizations.

The workshop "Project Management in Non-Profit Organizations" aims at improving the knowledge of project management in non-profit organizations. The workshop will present a non-profit sector overview underlying similarities and differences with the for-profit model. The workshop will focus on the intervention logic and the main causes of failure validating the Project Cycle Management as a more suitable methodology to reduce risks. The workshop will end with a presentation of the most important and useful approaches, such as LFA and ToC, for all of new professionals dealing with international development. 

Registration to this event is required: please confirm your participation here or write to [email protected]

WHEN: Monday, February 13th, 2017; 6.00-8.00 pm
WHERE: Tiber Campus (T11)

Open to students of all majors. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE (max. 20 participants).

Professor Clough Marinaro has been doing fieldwork with vulnerable ethnic minority groups for 20 years. She will present some of her experiences and the challenges she has faced and will guide students in developing their own strategies for doing ethical and sensitive practical research with and among vulnerable people.

Professor Clough Marinaro is the head of the Modern Languages and Literature Department at John Cabot University. Her current research interests include immigration to Italy, Romani political activism, urban development and its social consequences in Rome, changing forms of crime and the informal economy in Italy.

Registration to this workshop is required: please confirm your participation here or write to [email protected].

WHEN: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017; 12:45 -1:30 pm
WHERE: Aula Magna Regina

An introductory seminar on the Service Learning - Combining Fieldwork and Education project with Prof. Lanzone (Project Coordinator) and other members of the Service Learning Team.

Registration to this event is required: please confirm your participation here or write to [email protected].

WHEN: Monday, November 7th, 2016; 6:30 - 8:30 pm
WHERE: Aula Magna Regina

Guest Speakers: Silvia Scarpa, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science, John Cabot University
Sabika Shah Povia, Freelance Journalist, Corriere della Sera and The Post Internazionale

Moderator: Pamela Harris, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, John Cabot University
A diverse group of professionals comes together as a panel to discuss the infringement of human rights related to the recent and past strong migration movements throughout the world. Our distinguished guests will help us examine this phenomenon from different perspectives, and understand how it is possible to make a difference today.

Registration to this event is required: please confirm your participation here or write to [email protected]

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