Focus: JVC Northwest’s Bi-Annual Newsletter

Connecting the JVC Northwest community through reflections and updates from current and former Jesuit Volunteers, board, staff, and news from the JVC Northwest programs.

The Spring 2020 issue of Focus is Ignatian Roots Grow Equity. Inside, you’ll find reflections from JVC Northwest board member Lucas Sharma, S.J., current volunteer Jethro Macaraeg (Portland, OR ’19-20), an interview with Kate Stinson (Gray’s Harbor, WA ’00-01), current Director of Programs, reflections from FJV Lisa Dennison (Seattle, WA ’81-82), current JV EnCorps member Carla Gonzales (Portland, OR ’18-20), and FJV Pam Piering (Fairbanks, AK ’70-72), plus a lot more.

The Fall 2019 Focus is our Spirituality issue. Highlights include reflections on faith and social justice from current Additional Year JV, Michael DeSantis (Ashland, MT ’18-19, Portland, OR ’19-20), and FJVs Diane Whalen (Seattle, WA ’73-74, Portland, OR ’74-75), Bill McCormick, S.J. (Omak, WA ’07-08), Maria Montello (Portland, OR ’95-96), plus our JV Communities’ photos, our Annual Report, and Gratitude for our Donors.

The Spring 2019 Focus is the Advancing Equity Issue, detailing the equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice work to which JVC Northwest is committed. Highlights include a an interview with Bookda Gheisar (Spokane, WA ’84-85), an equity consultant guiding JVC Northwest’s equity plans; articles about serving with immigrants from Rick Adams (Wenatchee, WA ’18-19) and Vanessa G. Gutierrez from our Partner Agency, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project; the wisdom from a life of service from Jane Salisbury (St. Mary’s, AK ’78-80, JV EnCorps Portland, OR ’18-19); and much more.

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