Alumnae serve as Jesuit Volunteers

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 2:45pm

Three recent graduates of Spring Hill College answered the call to serve with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Ellen Broad ’12, Jacqueline Dunsworth ’12 and Caroline Wilson ’12. During their time as Jesuit Volunteers (JVs), they will be dedicated to living simply and working for social justice in a spiritually supportive community of other JVs.

Broad, a native of Chicago, is working at Most Holy Trinity School in San Jose, Calif. Dunsworth, originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, is working at Grace Academy in Hartford, Conn. Wilson, a Mobile native, is working at St. Mary’s Center in Oakland, Calif.

These alumni are among the 323 JVs living in 38 cities in the United States and six other countries across the globe. Jesuit Volunteers work at schools, health clinics, legal clinics, parishes, and nonprofit organizations to provide essential services, saving them a combined estimate of $6 million each year, in comparison to the cost of a salaried employee.

“Each year it is inspiring to welcome a new group of women and men, like the graduates of Spring Hill, who want to serve with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps,” said Kathleen Haser, acting president of JVC. “Jesuit Volunteers support local organizations in their work by dedicating a year or more of their life to full time service working with people who are poor and marginalized here in the United States and abroad. JVC is a transformative experience that prepares young men and women for a lifetime of putting faith into action."

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