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Santa Clara University Graduates Join JVC Northwest in 2009
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009
Santa Clara University alumni have recently embarked on a year of full-time volunteer service with Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest. These four graduates are part of the 123 total Northwest Jesuit Volunteers (JVs) who began their service in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington last month.
Their year kicked off with a weeklong orientation at Camp Adams in Molalla, Ore., and will continue through August 2010.
“We’re excited these committed women and men are offering a year of their lives in service and working for the transformation of our world,” says Jeanne Haster, executive director for JVC Northwest.
The 54-year-old program supports volunteers living in community in 19 locations across the Northwest. Volunteers live in urban and rural locations in houses that each support four to eight volunteers. The current JVs work in many areas, including advocating for refugees, nursing in community clinics, teaching in schools on Native American Reservations, assisting in shelters, and organizing a local response to climate change. JVs are also immersed in the four core values of JVC throughout their service year - social justice, simple living, spirituality, and community.
This year’s Northwest JVs from Santa Clara University include:
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