Opportunities & Resources

Local Connections

Want to know which FJVs are in your area and what they’re up to? Northwest FJVs reside throughout the country and we can help get you connected with others in your area.

 

You can also contact our Alumni Coordinator, Sarah Jones, at sjones@jvcnorthwest.org or Outreach and Events Coordinator, Zach Reuter, at outreach@jvcnorthwest.org to find out more about events and gatherings in your area!

Have an opportunity (education, job, retreats, etc) you want to share with the FJV Community? Send it to us here:

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Job Opportunities

Positions available at JVC Northwest

Program Coordinator

 

Other Job Opportunities

Program Manager, Service and Community Partnerships
University of Portland, Portland, OR

Ecuador Program Director
Rostro de Cristo, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Program Specialist
YWCA of Clark County, Vancouver, WA

Associate Director
FrancisCorps, Syracuse, NY

Executive Director
Catholic Volunteer Network, Takoma Park, MD

Office Manager
Comboni Mission Center, Chicago, IL

Social Ministry Director (description, application)
Assistant Director (description, application)
St. Francis Dining Hall, Portland, OR

Mentor (50+ Adult Volunteer)
Big Brothers Big Sisters Puget Sound, Seattle, WA

Tutor (50+ Adult Volunteer)
Boys & Girls Club of King County, Kirkland, WA

Weekly Volunteer (50+ Adult Volunteer)
Program Volunteer (50+ Adult Volunteer)
Boys & Girls Club of King County, Sammamish, WA

Educurious Expert/Tutor (50+ Adult Volunteer)
Opportunity Youth Job Fair Mentor (50+ Adult Volunteer)
Educurious, Seattle, WA

 

Multiple Positions
Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

Multiple Positions
Corporate Accountability International, Boston, MA & remote

Multiple Positions
FaithHappenings, multiple cities, USA

Various Positions
Pathways to Housing, Washington, D.C.

Ignatian Volunteers

Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC), multiple places throughout New England

Various Positions

HealthRIGHT 360 Resource Center, San Francisco, CA

Various positions
La Clínica del Pueblo, Washington, DC

Various Positions
L’Arche Portland, Portland OR

 


Retreats & Conferences

After Volunteer Experience (AVE)

Open enrollment, New Mexico

After Volunteer Experience is a re-entry program sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and an outreach to young adult women who have participated in postgraduate service domestically or internationally. Transition after a year or more of volunteer service can pose significant challenges. AVE provides a reflective space to integrate the volunteer experience and discern future directions in life and ministry. The program includes room, board, and meals for 1-3 months in Southern New Mexcio, intentional community with Sisters of Charity, program structure customized to participant’s needs, weekly volunteer experience at the border, spiritual direction and overall health counseling, and career planning and development. Go to http://www.srcharitycinti.org/vowed/AVE.htm for more information.

Have a retreat or conference happening in your area you want to share with other former volunteers? Email us!

 

Retreat Resources from the FJV Community

Soul Spring Essence – FJV Sue Artone-Fricke (Omak, WA ’80-82), a Sister of St. Francis, has, along with another sister, have founded a nonprofit organization called Soul Spring which, “…honors the essence, the loving wisdom that is core within each person. We guide people to cultivate harmony and peace within themselves, with others, and with all of creation through insight-based programs open to all, especially  people with limited resources.” Soul Spring offers some of the best of what we’ve learned in our religious life to people who seek self-awareness, growth, and spirituality. Individual and group spiritual direction and retreat facilitation available, see their website for more information.

Karen Marie Retreats – FJV Karen Murphy (Missoula, MT ’09-10) has recently began operating her own retreat organization, whose mission is, “Inspired by the voices, wisdom, and fidelity of the women who have nurtured the Christian tradition, it is my sincere hope to companion women and men of faith in their journeys with God, serving the nourishment of their spirits, and helping them to receive the many spiritual gifts we have inherited from our faith parents.” To learn more about Karen’s journey and/or Karen Marie Retreats and how you can bring them to your church, organization, or program, click here. Karen is based out of NY but can travel anywhere, as needed.

Live Your Purpose Coaching – Former Lutheran and Peace Corps volunteer Sara Jones runs her own life coaching business, for both individuals and groups, catered to former full-time service immersion volunteers. Through coaching take stock of who you are today (with your volunteer experience and everything else in you), find new purpose in your days, and gain clarity on your next meaningful direction…all while carrying your service with you. Sara’s coaching can take place in person and/or remotely, so if you are a former JV and looking for clarity and guidance on your path forward, go to Sara’s website and learn more. Her services are geared to former volunteers who have more recently completed their year of service but she is open to working with people of all ages. Sara is also available for workshops and retreat facilitation so email her for more on those opportunities.

 


Academic Opportunities

For a list of colleges and universities that match the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award click here.

OnlineMastersPrograms.org – The Education World’s Most Thorough Survey of Online Master’s Degrees
Like any advanced degree, an online master’s requires a great deal of forethought and drive. Here you’ll find everything you need to identify a reputable program, succeed in the program and then land a career that makes the most of your education.

Creighton University Center for Service and Justice (CCSJ) + Graduate School

The CCSJ graduate assistant is a position designed to give graduate students (particularly those individuals pursuing Master’s degrees in MinistryTheology, or Christian Spirituality, but also with opportunities in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution and other fields) a chance to develop leadership and proficiency in faith/justice ministry as an integral member of the CCSJ team.  Past Graduate Assistants have primarily worked with the Service & Justice Trips program, but have also worked with the Weekly Service program, office Communications Team, office Fundraising Team, and Project Homeless Connect Omaha.  Compensation includes either partial or full tuition depending on the graduate program, stipend, and numerous opportunities for professional development.

Applications are now being accepted with a priority deadline of March 15th.
If you have any questions about the CCSJ Graduate Assistant position, please contact Ken Reed-Bouley, director of the CCSJ.
Questions regarding the Creighton University graduate school and graduate school admissions process can be directed to either program advisers or the Graduate School.

Creighton also has a doctoral program in Interdisciplinary Leadership, more about that program can be found here. To read specifically about the concept of Jesuit Leadership in this program click here.

Foundations of Christian Leadership - Duke University

Foundations of Christian Leadership brings together emerging leaders from a variety of faith-based organizations as colleagues in an encouraging and collaborative learning environment. The program includes two four-day, in-person gatherings where participants explore their gifts and cultivate the practices that are essential for spurring transformation within Christian organizations. There are multiple locations available.

As a Foundations participant, you also become eligible for a $5,000 Innovation Grant to spark your theological and practical imagination and enhance the mission of your organization.

Learn more and apply!

Is Foundations right for me?
Foundations of Christian Leadership benefits those who care about the Church in the world and want to build skills to lead Christian institutions with joy and creativity. Over the years, we have had lay and clergy leaders from a variety of faith-based organizations participate. Ideal applicants are those who have been in a leadership position in a Christian institution for fewer than five years. Typically, they are working on new projects or with an expanded scope of responsibility and seeking ways to sustain key activities over time. 

What does it cost?

The $1,500 registration fee includes leadership assessments, other program materials, and some meals. You may apply for a $5,000 grant to promote innovation in your organization. The funding, made possible through the generous support of Lilly Endowment Inc., will be awarded to your sponsoring institution. 

What do I need to do?
As part of the application, we will ask you to answer brief essay questions and provide a resume and letter of recommendation.

If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact Maria Gaston or our program coordinator Mary Page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Graduate Study and Practical Ministry Experience at Loyola University New Orleans
Scholarship/Ministry Opportunity

Pursue graduate study and practical ministry experience at Loyola University New Orleans – a great Jesuit university located in a great Catholic city…for FREE!  Work with University Ministry on retreats and Christian Life Communities at Loyola in exchange for tuition for a Loyola Institute for Ministry master’s degree in pastoral studies or religious education that is trans-formative and firmly rooted in Catholic theology and Ignatian spirituality.  Room and board may also be available if you wish to serve as a residence hall chaplain.

For more information, please see http://mm.loyno.edu/jesuit-center/university-ministry-internship

Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
 The Jesuit School of Theology (JST) in Berkeley is a professional theological school faithful to the intellectual tradition and apostolic priority of the Society of Jesus. JST is committed to social justice, the culturally contextualized study of theology, academic excellence, and the formation of leaders for the church of the 21st Century. Dedicated to inter-religious learning and dialogue, we are one of eight theological seminaries in the consortium of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California. Alongside excellent Jesuit training at JST, students can also take courses throughout the GTU and at the University of California at Berkeley. Students are able to study for the Master of Divinity (MDIV), the Master of Theological Studies (MTS), and in conjunction with the GTU, the Master of Arts in Theology (MA).

Each year many FJVs discern a call to go deeper into ministry, faith, theological study, and service through a degree program at JST. Our alumni go on to serve as: teachers, campus ministers, non-profit administrators, pastoral associates, community organizers, chaplains and retreat center directors. JST offers several full-tuition Presidential Scholarships for incoming Master of Divinity degree students, with at least one of these scholarships being awarded to an FJV. Additionally, JST awards up to 90% tuition grants for all degree programs.

Visit www.scu.edu/jst for more information or contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@jstb.edu or toll free at (800) 824-0122.

A Member of the Graduate Theological Union

Northwest Center for Catholic Graduate Theory
The Northwest Center for Catholic Graduate Theory, a joint enterprise of Gonzaga University and the University of Portland is currently offering a Master of Arts Degree (MAPM) in Pastoral Ministry for those looking to further explore the workings of God. The MAPM program provides pastoral ministers with sound theological foundations, basic ministerial skills, and resources for ministry and personal spirituality. This 40-hour program can be completed in three years by taking attending weekend classes.

To find out more about this program or if you have any questions, please contact: Mary LaBarre, Ed. D.Director, Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry phone 503-943-7365 email labarre@up.edu

Aquinas Institute of Theology
The Aquinas Institute of Theology offers a variety of degrees in Theology, pastoral studies, and divinity. They offer a fee waiver for any former volunteers. For more information contact:

Aquinas Institute of Theology
3642 lindell Blvd.
St Louis MO 63108
800-977-3869
314-977-3869
(fax) 314-977-7225
email: aquinas@slu.edu
www.ai.edu

Boston College Institute of religious Education and Pastoral Ministry
The Boston College Institute of religious Education and Pastoral Ministry continues to be a resource for JVC/JVI alumni/ae who are looking for a way to continue to live out the values and convictions that found expression in their JVC/JVI experience. The IREPM’s educational vision is working to respond to the contemporary needs of today’s church and society with the creation of various joint degrees to meet the needs of students. The graduate programs offer a joint Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry/ Master of Social work degree (M.A./ M.S.W.); a joint Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry/ Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (M.A./ M.A.); a Master in Religious Education with concentrations in high school teaching and Total Community Catech(M. Ed.), and a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry (M.A.), and a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry (M.A.) with concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling, Social Justice/ Social Ministry, Youth Ministry, Hispanic ministry, Liturgy and Worship, Religious Education, Church Leadership, and Spirituality. Other degrees are also available including a Ph.D. in Religion and Education and a CAES degree. Full Scholarships are available.

For more information, please call 1-800-487-1167 or visit the Web site at www.bc.edu/schools/gsas/irepm/ or email us at irepm@bc.edu.

Boston College MEd in Religious Education
Apply by March 15 to be considered for fellowships in the new degree program – an MEd in Religious Education with a concentration in Total Community Catechesis (TCC) – sponsored by Boston College and The Henry Luce Foundation This concentration within IREPM’s Master of Education (MEd) in Religious Education is an ideal preparation for leadership in parish and family catechesis.

Significant fellowships will be offered to eligible students who demonstrate leadership potential in religious education and parish catechesis.

Email a request for further information and application materials to irepm@bc.edu or call 800-487-1167.  Also check out the website – www.bc.edu/irepm – for information about other IREPM programs.

Boston College Hispanic Ministries Program
The MA in Pastoral Ministry with a concentration in Hispanic Ministry provides students with an exploration of Hispanic theologies, spiritualities and religious communities, involving a supervised ministry requirement in a Hispanic/Latino/a or multicultural context. This concentration is especially designed for pastoral leaders (Hispanic or otherwise) who wish to prepare themselves to minister in an increasingly multicultural context.

You can email a request for further information and application materials to irepm@bc.edu or you can call us at 800-487-1167.  Also check out our website – www.bc.edu/irepm – for information about other IREPM programs and for the details our Raskob Foundation Relocation Grants for former full-time volunteers.

Catholic Theological Union Graduate School
The Catholic Theological Union is the largest Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry in the U.S.   Five hundred ethnically diverse women/men, religious/lay, from U.S. and over forty countries attend Catholic Theological Union, which is located in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, visit www.ctu.edu, or email Kathy Van Duser at kvanduser@ctu.edu.
Clark University Community Development and Planning Program
The Community Development and Planning program provides current and future community development practitioners, activists, and scholars with a strong foundation—based on theory, skill development, and practice—to take on the challenges of urban revitalization in the United States.  The program links theory to practice through insightful participation of practitioners in seminars, high quality internships, and studio and practicum courses that allow students to learn directly from residents and community-based organizations about their resources, priorities, and strategies.  Students in the Community Development and Planning Program learn alternative ways of thinking and transforming communities to achieve greater equity and social justice.

For further information about the program, please visit www.clarku.edu/departments/idce/academicsGradCDP.cfm.

Concordia University: Master of Arts in International Development & Service
Concordia University Portland offers an engaging, interdisciplinary program preparing students for careers with community development organizations, international non-profits, inter-governmental agencies, NGOs and educational institutions. The Master of Arts in International Development and Service (MA IDS) is a “living classroom” combining rigorous academic study with field research and volunteer service in the United States and in several overseas settings.

The MA IDS living classroom pushes students beyond mere cultural immersion. They are intentionally confronted with “development” complexities faced every day by nearly two-thirds of the world’s population. In addition, field study includes working and researching within various organizations in the community through service-learning engagement. A program brochure can be found here.

For more information, please contact Jenny Clark (503-493-6585) or visit our website: http://www.cu-portland.edu/academics/colleges/college-theology-arts-and-sciences/graduate-programs/international-development.

Creighton University M. A. G. I. S.
The Mentoring Academic Gifts in Service (MAGIS) Program seeks to develop a corps of highly motivated teachers to serve in under-served Catholic schools.

To carry out this mission, MAGIS recruits talented graduates from undergraduate programs who desire to teach not just a career but as a vocation.

MAGIS teachers make a two-year commitment to teach in a Catholic school while living in community, pursuing professional and spiritual development. These three pillars are the foundation for the work of MAGIS teachers. Creighton University provides excellence in education and the MAGIS Program maximizes opportunities for personal and professional growth.

For more information visit: http://www2.creighton.edu/magis/

Comboni Lay Mission Program Pastoral Teams
Comboni Lay Mission Program is a Catholic community of lay people who live out their faith and ideals by walking with the poor of other countries, sharing talents, learning from one another, and joining the struggle for a more just and compassionate world.

Missioners attend a discernment weekend in the Spring, and a 14-week training program in the Fall. Upon completion, they attend language school and begin a 3-year assignment in Africa or Latin America. They share their talents in health care, education, agronomy, community development, administration, technical skills, and pastoral work. They live together in community and participate in pastoral teams of Comboni priests, religious and local leaders.

Comboni Lay Mission Program is currently forming pastoral teams to serve in Guatemala, Kenya, Peru, South Africa and Eritrea.  Visit their website to learn more about the program, and to fill out a preliminary application form:http://www.laymission-comboni.org/

Comboni Lay Missionary Program
1615 E. 31st Street
La Grange Park, IL 60526
708-588-1602
info@laymission-comboni.org

Earlham School of Religion
Leadership and Service Scholarship Program

Earlham School of Religion is a Christian graduate theological school in the Quaker tradition. Throughout their history, Quakers have taken a leading role in speaking truth to power, exposing social and economic concerns, and ministering to those among us who are most in need. If you resonate with these values you can be a part of this continuing work regardless of your religious background. Whether or not you have ever given thought to seminary or graduate theological school, an ESR degree may be a viable career path for you. Our students can focus on a variety of emphases including Teaching, Leadership, Peace and Justice, Ministry of Writing and more.

While ESR already offers significant financial support for Master of Arts and Master of Divinity students through its need-based aid and scholarship programs, ESR seeks to specifically support those who have been involved in service and who want to continue their engagement during seminary and beyond. ESR will offer a limited number of full-tuition scholarships to accepted, degree-seeking, residential student applicants within three years of completing a year of service with JVC Northwest.

For more information, please visit esr.earlham.edu or contact Matt Hisrich at 800-432-1377 or hisrima@earlham.edu.

Echoing Green Fellowship
Visionaries Wanted

The Echoing Green Fellowship offers entrepreneurs up to $90,000 in seed funding to support and launch a new organization. Teach for America, City Year, and over 400 other social change organizations have begun through an Echoing Green Fellowship. People with incredible, new ideas who are determined to make their idea a reality are strongly encouraged to apply.

Watch the video: http://www.echoinggreen.org/video
Apply online: https://apply.echoinggreen.org
Questions? Contact us at apply@echoinggreen.org.

Evergreen State Masters in Teaching

The Evergreen State College seeks AmeriCorps members and alumni with a desire to become TEACHERS. The fall 2013 Master in Teaching (MiT) program will be on the Olympia campus and applications are accepted until April 3, 2013. An application fee waiver is available, and applicants with AmeriCorps experience may apply for a MiT education award worth approximately one quarter of in-state tuition to supplement the Segal Education Award. See www.evergreen.edu/americorps or contact MiT advisor Maggie Foran at foranm@evergreen.edu or 360.867.6559.

Fordham University Arrupe Fellowship
The MA in International Political Economy and Development (IPED) is a 12-course (3-semester) program designed to train students for international professional careers. These careers often require an advanced interdisciplinary knowledge of international economic relations for employment in government, business, or non-profit organizations. Our curriculum offers a rigorous foundation in political, economic, social, and quantitative analysis and an advanced interdisciplinary study of global economic issues. The program also offers a number of specializations. Arrupe Fellows are expected to specialize in development studies with a focus on project management.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the IPED office at:

International Political Economy and Development Program
Fordham University
Bronx, New York 10458
(718) 817-4064
iped@fordham.edu

http://www.fordham.edu/iped/arrupe.html

Fordham University Graduate School for Former Volunteers
Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education offers a 40% discount to former volunteers.

Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education (GRE) is a school of ministry committed to cultivating academic competence, scholarly research and ministerial skills in religious education and pastoral studies. In accordance with its Catholic, Jesuit tradition, GRE encourages students to integrate academic knowledge with personal wisdom, and to serve the church and society as committed and compassionate leaders.

GRE current students and graduates are actively serving the mission of healing the brokenhearted, of promoting justice, of lifting up those who have fallen, of calling out to the lost, and of handing on the faith in a variety of contexts from parishes, chaplain’s offices, Catholic schools, Jesuit Universities, and Diocesan offices. In short, we strive to be a community of “doers of the Word” (James 1:22).

All Catholic Volunteer Network alums who are admitted to one of GRE’s programs receive a 40% tuition reduction. For more information about our programs and how to apply, visit www.fordham.edu/gre, email GREadmit@fordham.edu, or call 718-817-4800.

Georgetown University Former JV Service Scholarship
Former JV Service Scholarship

Former JVs bring unique, valuable perspectives to the classroom through their experiences serving their communities. In keeping with Georgetown’s Catholic and Jesuit heritage, and informed by our commitment to living as women and men in service to others, we honor those who have served for at least one (1) year with the JVC or JVC Northwest by applying a tuition discount to eligible students.

Applicable programs: All Master of Professional Studies (MPS) programs, Executive Master of Professional Studies (EMPS) programs, and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (BALS) and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) programs.

Discount amount: Former JVs are eligible for a 15% tuition discount during each semester in which they are registered for classes. Tuition rates are adjusted annually and go into effect at the conclusion of each spring semester. This scholarship shall not apply to study abroad programs or any additional fees levied by Georgetown University.

More information on the program can be found on Georgetown’s website here.

Gonzaga University Online Masters Programs
The Gonzaga University Virtual Campus has several affordable online Masters Programs in fields relevant to the service and values of former JVs.

M.A. in Theology and Leadership
The Online Master’s in Theology and Leadership is grounded in a Christian, Ignatian tradition that integrates organizational leadership courses to deliver a unique degree. Current students say they are not only strengthening their religious education, but gaining leadership skills that will serve them in any discipline. The degree can be used by those interested in youth ministry, education, chaplaincy and hospital administration. The Online program is flexible, there are no set times to take classes and students are able to balance work, family and school. Gonzaga is committed to keeping this program affordable with a reduced tuition rate and scholarships. Financial aid is also available.
Call an Admissions Counselor at 866-380-5323 or send us an email at guonlineadmissions@gonzaga.edu

Master of Arts in Theology and Leadership

M.A. in Organizational Leadership
Gonzaga’s Online Master’s in Organizational Leadership degree prepares students to be effective leaders in their organizations. Students learn skills they can use on the job right now including: conflict resolution, team building and project management. The degree offers an optional Servant Leadership Concentration and Global Leadership Concentration as well as study abroad opportunities. The Online program is flexible, there are no set times to take classes and students are able to balance work, family and school. Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Call an Admissions Counselor at 866-380-5323 or send us an email at guonlineadmissions@gonzaga.edu

M.A. Organizational Leadership

M.A. in Communication and Leadership Studies
Gonzaga’s Online Master’s in Communication and Leadership prepares students to be effective, ethical communicators in their organizations. The degree offers three optional concentrations: Strategic and Organizational Communication, International and Intercultural Communication and College Teaching of Communication. There are also several opportunities to study abroad. The Online program is flexible, there are no set times to take classes and students are able to balance work, family and school. Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Call an Admissions Counselor at 866-380-5323 or send us an email at guonlineadmissions@gonzaga.edu
https://online.gonzaga.edu/communication-leadership.

Loyola University of Chicago JVC Magis
The term Magis is a key element of Jesuit Spirituality, inviting us to do more and to become more in the hope of offering greater service.

Any former Jesuit Volunteer may apply for this service program. Offered by Loyola University Chicago, JVC: Magis is for dedicated people seeking meaning in their life who want to:

  • serve people in the inner city;
  • explore a deeper spirituality;
  • earn a Master’s Degree in one of the following areas: social work, pastoral studies, divinity, social justice, spirituality, secondary education. (Dual degree programs are not offered through JVC Magis.) This is offered as a full scholarship opportunity for all participating volunteers;
  • consider making ministry and/or service a lifelong commitment.

For more information visit www.luc.edu/ccse/Magis.shtml or contact Lee Hubbell, 312-915-7049 or lhubbel@luc.edu.

Loyola Law Community Service Scholarship
Students who have participated in Americorps, City Year, Peace Corps, VISTA, Teach for America or Jesuit Volunteer Corps are eligible to receive $4,000 for the first year at the School of Law at Loyola University of Chicago. No application is required. Please submit a cover letter with proof of participation and completion of the program. The deadline is March 1st. Students who are chosen to receive the Teach for America Americorps Education Award from the Child and Family Law Center are no eligible of this scholarship.

For more information visit http://www.luc.edu/law/admission/jd/scholarships_firstyear.html#amaker

Marquette University Trinity Fellows Program

Marquette University Trinity Fellows Program

The Trinity Fellows Program is a 21- month study/work graduate fellowship program dedicated to developing urban leaders with a commitment to social and economic justice.   While engaged in full-time graduate study, Fellows work at area nonprofit agencies 18 hours per week for two academic years and 40 hours per week during the intervening summer.  Trinity offers fellowships in 13 fields of study:  Business, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Communication, Economics, Educational Policy and Leadership, English, History, Human Resources, International Affairs, Applied Philosophy, Political Science, Public Service, or Theology.  Up to 15 fellowships will be awarded per year. A student fact sheet can be found here.

Eligibility, Benefits, Fees

  • To qualify for the program, student applicants must meet the admission standards of the graduate school and must have completed service in AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, or a comparable full-time volunteer organization.   The length of full-time service commitment should be no less than ten months; one or more years preferred.  There is no time limit between close of service and application to our program.
  • Fellowships include a monthly stipend (currently $1,565 per month) and a full-tuition scholarship. These benefits exceed $60,000.
  • Each student is charged a $1,250 participation fee per semester (fees total $5000).

Application deadlines:

Application deadlines for the Fall 2017-Spring 2019 term is January 15, 2017.The Fellowship term begins in mid-August.

Information:

For more information, contact Carolyn Swabek at (414) 288-0637 or carolyn.swabek@marquette.edu, or Carole Ferrara at (414) 288-5861 or carole.ferrara@marquette.edu.  Visit our website at www.marquette.edu/trinityfellows for details on application and graduate programs. 

Nativity Teaching Fellow, Nativity School of Worcester

Nativity School of Worcester is a tuition free, independent Jesuit middle school for boys living in the vulnerable neighborhoods of Worcester, Massachusetts. Nativity exists first and foremost to provide an exceptional educational opportunity to boys from disadvantaged backgrounds.  In a structured learning environment, including an 11-hour school day, an extended school year, individualized tutoring and often less than 15 pupils per class – our students are pushed to greater academic heights while being supported by an unwavering, compassionate staff.  100% of our admitted students qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program, placing their household incomes at or below the federal poverty line.

As a Nativity Teaching Fellow, you have the ability to significantly impact the lives of “at risk” boys. Fellows animate Nativity as full-time teachers, advisors, coaches, and mentors over a two year period. Fellows receive health and life insurance, housing, a monthly food allowance, and a small living stipend throughout their time at Nativity. Nativity Fellows also have the opportunity to pursue a number of graduate degree programs at no out-of-pocket expense.

All those interested in learning more about the school or the fellowship should contact Business Manager Joel Kent at (508) 799-0100 ext. 18, or jkent@nativityworcester.org.

Northeastern University

Northeastern University is now offering a scholarship to AmeriCorps alumni in the form of a 25% Tuition Discount across a wide range of graduate programs available both online and on ground. For more information on the scholarship as well as a list of applicable programs, please visit their website: http://www.northeastern.edu/seattle/admissions/full-circle-scholarship/

University of Notre Dame, Masters of Divinity Program
The MDiv at Notre Dame is a three-year, full-tuition scholarship Theology degree program. Lay candidates study alongside seminarians for the Congregation of Holy Cross in preparation for ministry in, with, and for the Church.

In addition to studying with a renowned Theology faculty, students do three years of field education and participate in comprehensive human and spiritual formation. For more information please contact director, Msgr. Michael Heintz at Michael.W.Heintz.4@nd.edu.

University of St. Thomas, Service Scholars Program

Through this scholarship, any admitted applicant to the University of St. Thomas Law School who has completed or is scheduled to complete a service commitment (through a term of one year or more) with a Catholic Volunteer Network program is guaranteed a 20% renewable three-year scholarship. Service scholars also are eligible for additional dean’s scholarship awards ranging from 20% to 80%. No additional scholarship application is required for the Service Scholarship award, but an applicant must include with his or her application a statement of service indicating his or her service period. Applicants may be asked for documentation verifying the completion of the service commitment. Volunteers and alumni can apply for admission and pay no application fee at www.lsac.org.  Learn more about the University of St. Thomas School of Law and its unique mission at www.stthomas.edu/law. For more information about this opportunity, please contact: Christina Holmgren, Assistant Director of Law Admissions: christina.holmgren@stthomas.edu  or via phone at (651) 962-4836.

Pacific University School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership

Given the demands of healthcare reform, marketplace changes, the increasing complexity of the profession and challenges facing healthcare leaders, the School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership (HAL) provides academic programming that supports the individual professional growth needed to develop highly-trained healthcare leaders.

The School was created in spring 2013 to incorporate the following professional programs already in existence within the College of Health Professions:

Masters of Healthcare Administration

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Compliance

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

For further information about the programs, please visit http://www.pacificu.edu/healthcare-administration-leadership/

Santa Clara University Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries
The Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries offers Master’s of Arts degrees in Spirituality, Liturgical Music, Pastoral Liturgy, and Catechetics.  Through academic study, ministerial development, a strong spiritual foundation, and a community atmosphere, the program prepares women and men to serve their faith communities.

A degree can be completed in two years full-time or five years part-time, either during the academic year or over five summers.  All former Jesuit Volunteers (JVC and JVI) are eligible for 25% tuition remission.  Additional generous scholarships are available based on need.

Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 554-4831
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Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara University, the Jesuit University in the Silicon Valley, has named public interest and social justice as areas of specialization and excellence. The law school provides students with a legal education that instills a commitment to social justice, public interest, and public service in every graduate. Students who want to focus on social justice and public interest work during their legal education and in practice take advantage of an impressive array of resources.

Scholarships available to students with demonstrated involvement in social justice work and an interest in pursuing Public Interest and Social Justice legal careers. Students can receive $5,000 per year for all three years of Law School.

For more information, visit the Law Admissions page at www.scu.edu/law/admissions.  

School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute Partnership Scholarship

The School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute and Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest have teamed up to offer benefits to JVC Northwest alumni seeking to continue their pursuits of social justice through an SIT master’s degree program. This partnership highlights the values of both organizations in integrating the power of education and service as tools to promote greater understanding across cultures.

Applicable programs:  All full time master’s programs both on the Vermont and Washington DC Campuses

Benefits

  • Two scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded annually on a competitive basis to former JVs
  • SIT will waive the $50 application fee for JVC Northwest alumni.
  • SIT will also consider JVC Northwest service to fulfill SIT’s practicum requirement in conjunction with an SIT master’s degree program.

Eligibility

Scholarships will be open to current and former JVC Northwest volunteers who are accepted into an SIT Graduate Institute master’s degree program.

More information on the programs and the scholarship can be found at: http://graduate.sit.edu/

Seattle University Magis: Alumni Committed for Mission

Alumni Service Days/ Immersion Trips
Prayer Vigils
Leadership Formation
Days of Prayer
Weekend Ignatian Retreats
Mission-Based Reunions
Open Houses
Ignatian Spirituality Programs
Educational Speakers
Vocational Discernment Initiatives
Magis: Alumni Committed for Mission promotes spirituality, service and leadership opportunities for Puget Sound alumni of Seattle University and all Jesuit Universities through on and off-campus partnerships, such as:

To subscribe to the Magis monthly email blast, filled with up-to-date information on programs and events, email magis@seattleu.edu or view their website at http://www.seattleu.edu/magis

St. John's School of Theology

Saint John’s School of Theology recently announced a new scholarship program for alumni of Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN) programs. Full-time Masters students who have completed a year of service can earn a 50% scholarship. Find out more about this program and other graduate programs geared towards former volunteers in the alumni section of the CVN website.

Willamette University MBA program

Former Jesuit Volunteers (FJVs) who are admitted and enroll as full-time students in the Willamette Early Career/Career Change MBA program will be awarded a minimum $5,000 scholarship, or alternately may be eligible for a match of their Segal Education Award (this award would match the funding the student receives from AmeriCorps for up to one year of service). The scholarship awards are renewable for the second year of MBA study. Consideration for additional scholarship awards up to full tuition or graduate assistantships are also available based on eligibility. The application fee is waived for FJVs.

Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management offers FJVs the opportunity to earn the Master of Business Administration for Business, Government and Not-for-Profit Management (MBA). In just 21 months, Willamette MBA students learn the principles of management, refine their career interests, develop one or more career areas of interest, and build the network and portfolio of experience needed in a competitive global economy. All Willamette MBA students participate in the PACE program where they serve as management consultants for selected not-for-profit and government enterprises. This service/consulting project provides a valuable opportunity for students to apply what they learn, build professional experience, contribute to the community through enhancing the operations of client service organization, and supports the university’s mission of “Not unto ourselves alone are we born.”

Now accepting applications for fall enrollment. For more information, visit: http://willamette.edu/mba/full-time/index.html, email: mba-admission@willamette.edu or call 503-370-6167.


Resources

Partner and Other Organization Websites Publications (Alphabetized)
  • America
  • Catholic Sentinel
  • Catholic Worker
  • Commonweal
  • Company: A Magazine of the American Jesuits
  • Consp!re Magazine
  • The National Catholic Reporter
  • National Jesuit News
  • Sojourners
Books—(Alphabetized)
Here are some favorite reads recommended by JVC Northwest staff and FJVs:

  • A Nation in Denial:  The Truth about Homelessness, by Alice Baum, Donald Burnes
  • A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn
  • Being Zen, by Ezra Bayda
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown
  • Callings, by Gregg Michael Levoy
  • Community and Growth, by Jean Vanier
  • Diet for a Small Planet, by Frances M. Lappe
  • Doing Faith Justice, by Fred Kammer, SJ
  • Following Christ in a Consumer Society, by John Kavanaugh, SJ
  • Favorite Recipes by JVC Northwest Current and Former Staff Members
  • How Can I Help? by Ram Dass
  • Instructions to the Cook: A Zen Master’s Guide to Living a Life that Matters, by Bernie Glassman
  • Jesus Before Christianity, by Albert Nolan, OP
  • Let Your life Speak, by Palmer Parker
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder
  • Open Veins of Latin America, by Eduardo Galeano
  • Peace is Every Step, by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed, by Paulo Freire
  • Prison Writings, by Leonard Peltier
  • Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, by Ron Side
  • School of Assassins, by Jack Nelson Pallmeyer
  • Sharing the Darkness: The Spirituality of Caring, by Sheila Cassidy
  • Start Where You Are, by Pema Chodron
  • Street Journal, by Gary Smith, SJ
  • Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, by Gregory Boyle
  • The Long Loneliness, by Dorothy Day
  • The Miracle of Mindfulness, by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • The Violence of Love: The Pastoral Wisdom of Archbishop Romero, by James Brockman
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