The Jesuit Volunteer Corps' greatest impact can be seen in the actions and values of our former volunteers. Here you'll find stories from just a few of the over 11,000 FJVs, transformed by their JVC experience, committed to a life of putting their faith into action.
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"JVC’s values continue to provide an integral guide for me to navigate the tumultuous waters of immigration detention and asylum law."
"JVC challenged me to orient my life around the work of becoming an agent of liberation, and provided a path for a vocation dedicated to forming 'emancipatory practitioners' who are writing a new future for our cities and country."
"Now, when I’m working on defending Medicaid or another program that helps people in low-income communities, they are not abstract policy matters. They are more real because of my experience in JVC, working with families who struggled to make ends meet."
“Whether organizing a community meeting around losing section-8 status or advancing legislation within state government, I have connected with people. To this end, I definitely got a great deal of practice and learned a lot from my experience of JVC.”