Recent graduates join JVC Northwest

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 1:45pm

Spring Hill College alumnae have recently embarked on a year of full-time volunteer service with Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest: Emily Reznicek ’12 and Emily Stewart ’12.

Reznicek, a native of Dallas, Texas, is serving with Catholic Charities in Boise, Idaho. Stewart of Nashville, Tenn., is serving with Puget Sound Sage in Seattle, Wash.

“JVs come to the Pacific Northwest with great enthusiasm, skills, and compassion to make a difference in the communities where they live and serve,” said Jeanne Haster, executive director for JVC Northwest. “In this exciting and challenging year of service, JVs are invited to participate in making the world a better place and to be open to the transformation in their own lives.”

A total of 138 Jesuit Volunteers (JVs) – 24 returning for a second year – are serving in 21 locales throughout the five states of the Northwest, living in 24 JV communities. There are two Jesuit Volunteer organizations in the United States, JVC Northwest and JVC. Jesuit Volunteers can be found in a variety of urban and rural locations and are challenged to live simply and work for social and ecological justice in a spiritually supportive environment.

Established in 1956 in Copper Valley, Alaska, JVC Northwest is an independent, non-profit organization that recruits, places, and supports volunteers living in communities across the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Jesuit Volunteers serving outside of the Pacific Northwest are part of Jesuit Volunteer Corps, which consists of five JVC regions that merged in 2009.

For more information, visit www.jvcnorthwest.org.