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2012 year in review (part I)

JVC Northwest takes a look back at 2012, a year full of service, celebration, and community!

January

  • The third-annual national MLK Day of Service was Monday, January 16th. In the spirit of the day, AmeriCorps programs all over the country participated in various public service days.

 

’11-12 JV AmeriCorps members Eddie, Maggie, and Cole above an ivy-infested hillside. Ivy is an invasive species in Oregon and prohibits the growth of native plants. The day of service in Portland was designed to rip up the ivy for future native plantings.

February

  • Current JVs gather for their second retreat of the year–a weekend to reflect on social justice and their service as JVs.
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The 2011-2012 Alaska JVs congregate at the Shrine of St. Therese in Juneau for their winter retreat.

March

  • JVC Northwest highlights AmeriCorps Week March 12-16, 2012, featuring daily stories of service and the impact of the 2011-2012 JV AmeriCorps members throughout the Northwest on the JVC Northwest AmeriCorps blog.

April

  • Former JVs, past and present board members, donors, and friends of JVC Northwest celebrate the service of JVs on Earth Day at the 7th annual Seattle gathering.
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The Sunday morning garden party brunch at Seattle University brought together 250 people from the JVC Northwest community.
  • FJV Nancy Solomon (’64-68 Copper Valley, AK) hosted an evening in New York City with Executive Director, Jeanne Haster, and former volunteers from the area.

NYC gathering

May

  • JVC Northwest celebrated 55 years of service in the Northwest in Portland with a Sunday potluck and mass.
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The Portland JVC Northwest community gathers for a potluck at St. Andrew’s Parish after mass celebrated by Fr. John Whitney, S.J.

June

  • The first Feed-A-Seed fundraising event was held at Cornell Farms in Portland, giving people the opportunity to purchase their seasonal garden needs while supporting JVC Northwest and enjoying an early-summer evening together!

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Check back on Monday, Dec 31 for the remainder of 2012 year in review!

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Upcoming Virtual Events

Get to Know JVC Northwest

Tuesday, September 28 | 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT 

Join us to learn all the basics about a year of service in the Pacific Northwest, including where you can serve, what you might do, and how to apply. Our Recruiter, Zayna, will also share her experience as a JV in both Alaska and Montana. Finally, we’ll open it up for an informal Q+A. 

How to Make Your Application Stand Out

Wednesday, October 6 | 6:00pm ET/3:00pm PT

How can you position yourself to be a strong candidate for JVC Northwest? We’ll share tips and tricks to help you navigate the application, interview, matching, and placement process. We’ll also leave plenty of time for Q+A.  

Zayna Abusada

(She/her/hers)
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.

Catch Zayna at an Event Near You!

September

9/8/2021Saint Mary’s College (IN)VirtualFall Career Fair
9/9/2021University of Notre DameVirtualFall Career Fair
9/13/2021University of DaytonIn PersonFall Career Fair
9/14/2021University of Notre DameIn PersonFall Career Fair
9/14/2021Saint Joseph’s UniversityVirtualFall Career Fair
9/15/2021Saint Louis UniversityVirtualAll Majors Career Expo
9/16/2021University of DaytonVirtualFall Career Fair
9/17/2021Creighton UniversityVirtualFall Career Fair
9/17/2021Georgetown UniversityVirtualFall Career Fair
9/20/2021University of Wisconsin-MadisonIn PersonPublic Service Fair
9/21/2021Whitman CollegeVirtualCareer & Internship Fair
9/21/2021University of San FranciscoVirtualCareer Premiere: Service Careers
9/22/2021Le Moyne CollegeVirtualFall Job and Internship Fair
9/22/2021Marquette UniversityIn PersonFall Career & Internship Fair
9/23/2021University of IowaIn PersonHelping, Health, & Public Service Industry Career Fair
9/23/2021Boston CollegeVirtualFall Career & Internship Fair
9/23/2021Xavier UniversityVirtualFall Career Fair
9/29/2021Santa Clara UniversityVirtualFall Career Fair Bash
9/29/2021Fairfield UniversityVirtualFall Career & Internship Fair
9/29/2021DePaul UniversityVirtualFall Career Fair (Day 1 Only)
9/30/2021Providence CollegeVirtualFall Career Expo
9/30/2021Saint Martin’s UniversityVirtualInternship & Service Fair

October

10/5/2021Pepperdine UniversityVirtualCareers with Social Impact Fair
10/6/2021Saint Mary’s College (CA)VirtualCareer & Internship Fair
10/7/2021Loyola New Orleans/UNOVirtualJoint Fall Job & Internship Fair
10/7/2021Spring Hill CollegeVirtualBadger Career Expo Day 2
10/13/2021Gonzaga UniversityIn PersonPost Grad Service Fair
10/13/2021Ohio UniversityVirtualGovernment, Nonprofit, and Service Fair
10/16/2021Ignatian Family Teach-InVirtualBreakout Session and Exhibiting
10/18/2021University of DaytonVirtualBeyond UD Fair: Post Graduate Volunteer Programs