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on the road.

Here’s an update from Jamie, Area Director for Alaska:

“I can hardly believe that I leave tomorrow for my Winter Area Visit to Alaska!  Over the next 5 weeks, I will be traveling to Anchorage, Bethel, Sitka and Juneau to visit each of our JV communities in the Great North.  I am excited to hear stories about the volunteers’ service work, to participate in their house community and spirituality nights, and to meet the many FJVs and friends in Alaska that support the volunteers.  The culmination of my visit will be the Winter Retreat for all of the Alaska volunteers, held at the beautiful Shrine of St. Therese in Juneau.  It is certain to be a wonderful visit!”

Check out the photo of Jamie and JV, Kathleen at the top of Mt. Juneau earlier in the fall!

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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.