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second year discernment.

Susan, Area Director for the Ashland, Billings, Hays, and Missoula communities, would like to share the following:

“Now is the time when JVs can’t help but think about what’s next.  What will happen after my JV year? Where will I go? Home? Somewhere new?  Many are pursuing grad school, some are applying for jobs, and some are thinking there might be more to this JV experience that they’ve not discovered yet.  When I applied for a second year there was a real sense on not being done yet.  That there was more to learn and this program was the place to learn it.  I remember falling in love and wanting to see how far that love would take me.  Right now my thoughts are with all the current JVs considering a second year.  I wish them peace and clarity in their discernment.”

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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.