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Our Team

Karen Beal, JV EnCorps Program Manager (she/her)

Guiding the ongoing work of the JV EnCorps program aligns beautifully with my heartfelt trust in the affirmative power of communities that intentionally gather together in support of personal, social and ecological transformation.  This is the work of JV EnCorps and it’s my work too.  Over the years, as a counselor, spiritual director, teacher and director of social programs, my long-held mission has been to help others become most fully who they are in the context of service and community.  Thus, offering creativity and collaboration to a program that engages my own generational cohort in exploring values that are deeply rooted in Ignatian spirituality is a blessed opportunity to live out my mission for others while also being supported on my own journey to simplify my life, serve with others and maintain a disciplined spiritual practice and lens on life.

Want to contact Karen? Email her or give her a call at 971.353.6946.


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Upcoming Virtual Events

"JVC Northwest 101: Service and Community"

Thursday, April 7 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Learn about all that makes a year of service with JVC Northwest unique. We’ll talk about the opportunities available, what intentional community looks like, and dive into our values of social and ecological justice, simple living, and spirituality/reflection. There will also be plenty of time for Q+A. Register here. 

"How to Make Your Application Stand Out"

Wednesday, April 20 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Learn how you can position yourself to be a strong candidate for service with JVC Northwest. With one week left before the April 26 priority deadline, this will also be the perfect time to get a handle on each step of the application, interview, matching, and placement process. Register here. 

Zayna Abusada

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.