Jubilee Year is Accepting Applications now!
A 2017 Service Year Alliance Program Impact Award recipient, Jubilee Year Los Angeles (JYLA) is empowering a generation of changemakers through a commitment to intentional service, community, and justice. JYLA, formerly the Episcopal Urban Intern Program, is one of the founding members of the Episcopal Service Corps and it is the longest continuously serving domestic Year-of-Service program in the Episcopal Church. We’ve been providing a space for exploration and discernment, pursuing social justice, and serving communities of need in LA for over 25 years.JYLA recruits corps members from all over the world to live in intentional community, explore spirituality through interfaith practice and fellowship, and serve full-time at some of Los Angeles’ most innovative and effective community-minded organizations.
Community – From strangers to family, we take the formation of affirming, intentional community seriously. Through a social justice curriculum, fellowship, discourse, service, programming, play, and lots of trial and error, we teach our corps members how to live lives in service of their neighbor.
Spirituality – JYLA creates a welcoming and inclusive space of spiritual growth for people who know what they believe, those who don’t, and everyone in between. With exposure to a variety of spiritual practices, formation opportunities, and the help of mentors, partner congregations, and an expansive interfaith network, corps members walk away from their year of service knowing more about themselves, their beliefs, and the world around them.
Service – More than an internship, corps members serve 5 days per week, 8 hours per day, and are given the autonomy to create, to innovate, and to use their skills to enhance their host organization. Corps members gain concrete personal and professional skills making them more competitive and equipped for their next steps.
While JYLA is partnered with and firmly rooted in the Episcopal tradition, we accept, embrace, and encourage people of all faith, religious, and non-religious understandings to participate. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. Rather, we seek to build a corps that is representative of our diverse world. We embrace those who identify as LGBTQIA and welcome people no matter who they love or how they identify.