Month: January 2016

$3,000 for your passion

By Nya Brooks, serving with Vincentian Mission Corps in St. Louis, MO Prior to my year of service, I was aware that education inequities existed across the United States, mainly affecting low income communities of color. When I moved to inner city St. Louis, I quickly learned that this city has a polarized education system…. Read more »

What you need to know about international service

Do I have what it takes to do international service? Will I be safe? How do I choose the right program? Can I afford to serve overseas? How will I handle homesickness? If these questions sound familiar – please tune in to this webinar session focused on questions pertaining to international service. What you need… Read more »

What you need to know about faith-based service?

How do I choose the right volunteer program? Is community living for me? How will I repay my student loans on a volunteer stipend? Will I miss out on job opportunities if I do a year of service? If these questions sound familiar – please tune in to the recorded webinar “What you need to… Read more »

Why Teachers Teach On

By Kate Ulfers, Mery Volunteer Corps, serving in Detroit, Michigan Teaching is hard. As a student, I took my teachers for granted; I complained about the tactless and un-passionate ones, and mildly sassed the effective but boring ones. As a student, I had zero appreciation for the time and energy my teachers spent on incorporating… Read more »