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“ruined for life” – the jack morris story

Before his death in 2012, Jack Morris, S.J., had been busy compiling his life’s story and work into a book. Now, thanks to the tireless help of personal friend, and JVC Northwest Board member, Barbara Scharff, Jack’s story is now available for all to explore and enjoy. Below, Barb shares a bit of her journey in working with … Read more

leaning on shared values: featured fjv jane salisbury (st. mary’s, ak ’78-80, portland, or ’80-81)

In this month’s Featured FJV post Jane Salisbury (St. Mary’s, AK ’78-80, Portland, OR ’80-81) reflects on her years as a JV and the lifelong friends that came of it – friends that will convene at this year’s 60th Anniversary Portland celebration.   “In 1978, I went to St. Marys, Alaska to work as the librarian … Read more

celebrate the 60th anniversary every day with a calendar

Celebrate with us all year long with the JVC Northwest 60th Anniversary calendar! This calendar keeps you up to date on the various 60th Anniversary-related events, important JVC Northwest dates, and holidays throughout the year.  Each month also features photos from throughout the history of JVC Northwest that correspond to the various events and important pieces of the JVC … Read more

seattle & portland 60th anniversary events

JVC Northwest’s 60th anniversary celebrations are already underway but our two biggest celebratory events will be taking place in the coming months. Read on to learn about the details of our big Seattle and Portland gatherings, taking place May 14 and June 18, respectively. First, a little history; the annual JVC Northwest fundraising gathering began with our 50th … Read more

Book Club Sign Ups

Based on feedback from the Former JV Survey and as part of our 60th Anniversary celebrations, we’re launching a world-wide book club in early 2016! Our hope is to have both in-person meetings across the country and also offer a “virtual book club” format. We’ll be featuring four different books over the next year, each book focused … Read more

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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

(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.