Carl is a Jesuit Volunteer who will be helping Global Cleveland lead its volunteer opportunity, Community Navigators. He graduated from Georgetown University in 2018 with a degree in history and a minor in Philosophy. He is a first-generation American and first-generation college student. Both of his parents are immigrants from Jamaica, who decided to make Brooklyn, NY their home. Carl also calls Brooklyn home but finds the small and close-knit community of Cleveland to be comforting and refreshing.
He firmly believes in the Jesuit tenants of Cura Personalis, caring for the whole person, and Ad maiorem Dei gloriam, to the greater glory of God. These two principles, learned at Georgetown University, ultimately led Carl to believe he needed to join the Volunteer Corps to further explore his faith and spirituality, while caring for marginalized individuals.
As a Jesuit Volunteer, Carl has committed to living simply, exploring his own spirituality, living in intentional community, and committing himself to social justice. As a member of our staff and Immigrant Community Organizer, Carl is charged with growing our Community Navigator’s program.
Who are Community Navigators
Community Navigators is a group of energetic community leaders seeking to raise awareness about opportunities for naturalization. This program helps community members understand their rights and pathways to naturalization. For those interested, training workshops are held once a month. Lessons covered in the trainings are, but not limited to, ‘immigration 101’ and ‘naturalization 101.’
Those who are trained, with the assistance of the Immigrant Community Organizer, will go out into their respective communities and hold workshops of their own to encourage eligible immigrants to begin the naturalization process. Community Navigators serves as a beacon of hope and a disseminator of information for immigrant communities. Below you will find the date for all of our trainings; If you would like to sign up please visit us at https://globalcleveland.org/about/volunteering/communitynavigators/