Each summer, the Center for FaithJustice (CFJ) invites young adults ages 19-25 from all walks of life to answer the call to build community, engage in service, grow in their understanding of justice, lead with action, and deepen their faith.
LeaderworX participants live in community together here in Lawrence, NJ, and serve as facilitators on CFJ’s “WorX Programs” which are week-long service immersion experiences for youth and teens. The WorX Programs take place in Trenton, and other areas of NJ, Philadelphia, and West Virginia. As a LeaderworX, you will be engaging with CFJ’s program participants by leading them through various service projects with our community partners during the day and facilitating intentional activities, reflections, and group discussions during the afternoon/evenings. Our WorX Programs engage youth and teens through the intersection of faith and service, and educate for justice that is rooted in the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
The LeaderworX experiences is made up of two main components – formation weeks and program weeks. During “formation weeks,” young adults undergo training, have free time to explore and build community, and get personalized retreat experiences. During “program weeks,” young adults are actively leading week-long service immersion programs from Sunday – Friday. Formation weeks come before and after every 2 program weeks.
LeaderworX is for young adults discerning how they are called to work for justice and peace in the world. It is a great opportunity for those who might be considering a long-term service program, or those who are trying to figure out what is next in life!
Apply online by May 1st to be considered for the 2022 cohort!
More info at www.faithjustice.org/leaderworx
– Housing and transportation for the summer
– Travel reimbursement
– Community grocery and social outing budget
– Personal stipend
– Leadership training, retreat experiences, faith formation
Time Commitment Options:
– Full 9 weeks (June 9 – Aug 15)
– First 6 weeks (June 9 – July 28)
– Last 6 weeks (July 6 – Aug 15)