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Strategic Planning

JVC Northwest values the thoughts and opinions of our constituents. As we look ahead to the future and plan our growth as an organization, we are asking our greater community to provide input. Over the next several months, we will be offering multiple ways to offer input, which will be posted on this page as they become available.  To be notified of future opportunities to share your thoughts, please sign up here.

Current Opportunities to Provide Feedback

2020 Equity Report Feedback

We’d love your feedback on our recently released 2020 equity study by The Improve Group and Bowman Performance Consulting. Please send us your comments and download full report here.

Past Opportunities

Thank you to all who have provided input through the opportunities we have provided thus far. Past invitations for input have included:

  • March 2021 Town hall discussion on the topic of our 2020 Equity Report
  • February 2021 Focus Group discussions with LGBTQ+, Ability/Disability, and BIPOC-identifying individuals
  • January 2021 Strategic Planning Survey

JVC Northwest Mission and Vision Statement

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest responds to local community needs in the Northwest by recruiting, placing, and supporting volunteers who provide value-centered service grounded in the Jesuit Catholic tradition.

Honoring the Divine at work in all things, we envision the Northwest as a sustainable region where all live in dignity, are treated justly and equitably, and actively contribute to their own empowerment and positive change in their communities.

Strategic Planning Steering Committee

Fr. Mike Bayard, S.J. (co-chair) (he/him)
Board of Directors

Kate Stinson (co-chair) (she/her)
Senior Director of Programs

Joan Duffell (she/her)
Board of Directors

Sarah Jones (she/her, they/them)
Associate Director, JV Program

Martha Mcelligott (she/her)
Executive Assistant

Helen Pitts (she/her)
JV EnCorps Seattle Program Coordinator

Fumi Tosu (he/him)
Director of Recruitment and Engagement

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Upcoming Virtual Events

Get to Know JVC Northwest

Thursday, October 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.

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.

Catch Zayna at an Event Near You!


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
10/20/2021Xavier UniversityIn PersonPost-Grad Service Fair
10/20/2021Boise StateIn PersonCareer Fair
10/21/2021University of DaytonIn PersonPost-Grad Service Fair
10/21/2021UC Santa BarbaraVirtualSocial Service Fair