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and it begins.

What a day yesterday was!  123 Jesuit Volunteers arrived at Camp Adams – some by plane, some by train, others by car or bus.  Everyone had a chance to settle in and play some games throughout the afternoon but come 5 o’clock, Orientation was up and running!

This note comes from Jamie, Area Director for Alaska, as she fills us in on the Ritual of Welcome that took place:

“Rose Highbear welcomed all of us to the Northwest and a new journey.  She called us to recognize the four groups of our lives – ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world.  Through her smudging and a beautiful song, she helped us to cleanse our bodies, minds, and spirits of fear and to open ourselves to a new year of growth.  It was a sacred moment and everyone felt renewed and ready to begin their experience with JVC Northwest.”

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  1. I am a parent of one of the 123 new volunteers. Sounds like a great first day. I look forward to following you on this week’s orientation.

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Zayna Abusada

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JVC Northwest Recruiter

Zayna Abusada (Ashland, MT ’17-18, Anchorage, AK ’18-19) was most recently a JV in south-central Alaska serving with immigrant and refugee English-Language learners as the Academy for Citizenship and Civics Support Specialist with the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP) in Anchorage. Zayna first served with Indigenous students on the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Reservations. Originally from Iowa City, Iowa, Zayna went on to earn her undergraduate degree in History and Theological Studies with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies at Saint Louis University.