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“Certainty in a Time of Uncertainty” – Alexa Jayne (Portland, OR ’19-20)

The unique and unprecedented experience of being a JV during the COVID-19 pandemic has shown me the importance of connectivity, presence, and unwavering support through solidarity. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, a world-renowned expert on mindfulness and meditation, once stated, “you can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” Learning to surf the waves of being a Jesuit Volunteer, … Read more

jv stories of impact (cont.)

The 2014-15 JV service year theme is “What’s your impact?” The question asks JVs to reflect in multiple ways on their service with those on the margins of society: what is the impact they have on the local community in which they serve, and what is the impact that same local community has on them? … Read more

2012 year in review (part I)

JVC Northwest takes a look back at 2012, a year full of service, celebration, and community! January The third-annual national MLK Day of Service was Monday, January 16th. In the spirit of the day, AmeriCorps programs all over the country participated in various public service days.   February Current JVs gather for their second retreat of the … Read more

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