orientation 2016 recap – jvc northwest blog

2016 Orientation has come and gone but you can get a glimpse into all the week had to offer through our photo recap. If any of these images inspire you or help you reflect on your own Orientation or time as  JV, be sure to leave us a comment!     This year’s Orientation theme was “On Our Way”, corresponds with our 60th Anniversary logo, both of which depict a compass:…

orientation 2016: on our way – jvc northwest blog

The approach of August is a significant time in the lives of current and future JVs; as one year of service comes to a close for current JVs, an exciting an exciting, hope-filled journey to the Northwest begins for the ’16-17 JV cohort, who will all converge on Molalla, Oregon  from August 8-13 for Orientation. To learn what this year’s Orientation will hold, read on.   For many…

Orientation 2014: PhotoRecap

The 2014-15 JVs are off and running in their new communities and the dust of Orientation has settled. Over 80 presenters, FJVs, Jesuits, JV EnCorps members, Board members, support people, staff, and friends came out to assist and support the incoming JVs throughout the week of Orientation, but many more were unable to share in the experience of Orientation directly. Lucky for you, we’ve created…

hearing the whispers: reflections from a 2nd year jv

Each year at Orientation a JV returning for a second year of service is invited to share a personal reflection during the Missioning Liturgy that concludes Orientation. This year, Shannon Cogan (Bethel, AK ’13-14, Portland, OR ’14-15) offered insight into her year serving with Native Alaskans, a reflection that was poignant, moving, and deeply personal.   Shannon did en exemplary…

Orientation 2014: What’s Your Impact?*

August is just around the corner, and that means that the current JVs are finishing up their year of service while a new group is preparing to embark upon a year of values-driven living and learning. This new group is stepping into over 58 years of rich history, and the continuation of that history begins at Orientation at Camp Adams starting Monday, August 4th.  Read on to find out more about how…

the tradition of service

Elizabeth Skurdahl, Development Coordinator, reflects on the history of JVC Northwest in light of the beginning of the 2012-2013 service year.   Well, it’s that time of year again! The beginning of August marks the close of one service year and the beginning of another. On August 6th, 142 men and women from across the country will gather at Camp Adams in Molalla, Oregon for their orientation…