Category: I Chose Service

Urban Farming in Dayton – how service opens unexpected doors

By Ellen Yoder, Marianist PULSE Program It has been nearly two years since responding to the call to serve with the Marianist PULSE Program in Dayton, Ohio. Before the call to serve, I was discerning a career in professional sports. The same day I accepted a job with a minor league baseball team was also… Read more »

I Chose Service: Josh Maxey serving with Franciscan Mission Service

Name: Josh Maxey Volunteer Program: Franciscan Mission Service, DC Service Corps 15’-16’ Service Site: Street Sense Media, Washington, DC Hometown: Rochester, NY College: Saint Bonaventure University, Political Science major 1. How did you first learn about post-graduate service? I first learned about post-graduate service through Saint Bonaventure’s Center for Social Concern. My junior year of college, the… Read more »

I Chose Service: Jenette Vogt, Christian Appalachian Project

After graduating from college, you have lots of options. This series highlights people who chose service, and how the volunteer experience has made an impact on their lives. Name: Jenette Vogt  Volunteer Program: Christian Appalachian Project Location: Jackson County, Kentucky  Hometown: Sigel, IL College: Eastern Illinois University ’15, Adult and Community Education major How did you first learn about post-graduate… Read more »

I Chose Service: Theresa Kennedy, Franciscan Volunteers: No Risk, No Gain

After graduating from college, you have lots of options. This series highlights people who chose service, and how the volunteer experience has made an impact on their lives. Name: Theresa Kennedy Volunteer Program: Franciscan Volunteers: No Risk, No Gain Location: Aston, PA Hometown: Albany, NY College: Princeton University ’14, Political Science major How did you first learn about post-graduate service? I… Read more »

I Chose Service: Antoinette Moncrieff, Salesian Lay Missioners

My name is Antoinette Moncrieff, and I am from Ypsilanti, Michigan. I am 27 years old and I served September 2013 – August 2014 as a Salesian Lay Missioner at Hogar Sagrado Corazon, a girls’ orphanage in Montero, Bolivia. I suppose I am a bit of a rogue since I chose a year of service in… Read more »

I Chose Service – Amanda Scanameo, Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry

After graduating from college, you have lots of options. This series highlights people who chose service, and how the volunteer experience has made an impact on their lives. Name: Amanda Scanameo Volunteer Program: Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry Location: Baltimore, MD Hometown: Muncie, IN College: Marian University, ’16 – Biology major How did you first learn about post-graduate service? My school organized… Read more »

I Chose Service – Maria Cruse, Lutheran Volunteer Corps

After graduating from college, you have lots of options. This series highlights people who chose service, and how the volunteer experience has made an impact on their lives. Name: Maria Cruse Volunteer Program: Lutheran Volunteer Corps Location: Milwaukee, WI  Hometown: Edgewood, WA College: Pacific Lutheran University, 2016, Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies with a Music Minor… Read more »

I Chose Service – Mike Bucaria, Augustinian Volunteers

After graduating from college, you have lots of options. This series highlights people who chose service, and how the volunteer experience has made an impact on their lives. Name: Mike Bucaria Volunteer Program: Augustinian Volunteers Location: Ventura, CA Hometown: Rockville Centre, NY College: Villanova University, 2014, English Major How did you first learn about post-graduate service? I… Read more »

I Chose Service – Claire Noonan, Apostolic Volunteers

After graduating from college, you have lots of options. This series highlights people who chose service, and how the volunteer experience has made an impact on their lives. Name: Claire NoonanVolunteer Program: Apostolic Volunteers (now known as Dominican Volunteers USA)Location: Atlanta GA (1992)Hometown: Orland Park, ILCollege: Catholic University of America, ’92, English and Religious Studies… Read more »

I Chose Service – Jennifer Kennymore, Salesian Lay Missioners

After graduating from college, you have lots of options. This series highlights people who chose service, and how the volunteer experience has made an impact on their lives. Name:Jennifer Kennymore Volunteer Program:Salesian Lay Missioners Location: Mary Help of Christians Center, Tampa, FL  Hometown: Ft. Collins, CO College: University of Northern Colorado (BA, 2008), Colorado School… Read more »