Solidarity is learned through 'contact' rather than through 'concepts'… When the heart is touched by direct experience, the mind may be challenged to change. Personal involvement with innocent suffering, with the injustice others suffer, is the catalyst for solidarity which then gives rise to intellectual inquiry and moral reflection.Peter Hans Kolvenbach, SJ
Campus Ministry provides a variety of community service opportunities. In the 2019-2020 academic year, a few of those opportunities include the following:
The King County Juvenile Division is responsible for the care and custody of youth in detention. State law requires King County to provide a juvenile detention facility.
King County uses detention sparingly and only for the most serious or violent crimes and high-risk offenders. While in detention, youth attend school and have access to a wide range of programs and services. The focus is on rehabilitation, not punishment, and ensuring community safety. King County is committed to helping youth involved in Juvenile Court develop into healthy, productive adults.
Following a partnership in Campus Ministry's inaugural Urban Plunge in Winter 2019, Campus Ministry offers intermittent work party opportunities with our neighbors at Yes! Farm. Are you interested in urban farming and food justice? Are you someone who gets excited getting your hand in the soil? Ever wondered what a new farm looks like? Spend some time with happy plants and happy people! Founded by farmer, educator, and member of the Black Farmers Collective, Ray Williams, Yes! Farm is a new urban farm just south of campus near Yesler Terrace Park and the community center.
For more information on service opportunities offered through Campus Ministry and for more information about the above opportunities, contact our Campus Minister for Social Justice.
Want to be involved after graduation? Take a look at the resources below!
|ACE- Alliance for Catholic Education
|Novermber 1st (Fall Deadline) January 24th (Spring Deadline)
|Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos (Casa Hope)
|December 31 (soft deadline)
|Sept 27, Oct 28, Dec 7&16, Feb 10, Mar 24, May 5
|FMS- Franciscan Mission Service
|DC Services Corps – 3/1 Overseas Lay Mission – 1/1
|Impact Public Schools
|Any time Fellowship is (Aug – June)
|JET- Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
|Nov 28, Feb 6, April 11, May 29
|At any time
|Summer 2023: 1/15, FY 23-24: 2/15 (priority); 4/1 (standard)
|Teach for America
|Sept 2, Oct 21, Feb 10
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship.
As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them.
Jesuit Volunteer Corps supports organizations that provide direct service to people who are poor and marginalized by placing volunteers at schools, non-profits, and other sites around the world. These idealistic, inquisitive, mission-minded JVs bring energy and hope to the individuals and organizations they serve and gain valuable life skills, insights, and connections.
Jesuit Volunteers serve for a year or more in solidarity with persons living on the margins of society and with vulnerable places in the Pacific Northwest. With a focus on spiritual openness and depth, Jesuit Volunteers in the Northwest examine and act on the causes of social and environmental injustice to promote peace and structural change. Jesuit Volunteers live in communities that commit to simple living embodying a healing and sustainable presence on the Earth.
Founded in 1979, Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) unites full-time stipended Volunteers with financial supporters, non-profit organizations and ministries to work for peace with justice across the nation. In addition to working for justice, LVC Volunteers live together in intentional household communities of 4-7 people to encourage simple, sustainable living. Working alongside those in their placements, LVC Volunteers actively respond to the gifts and needs of their community members. Partnering with their placements, LVC Volunteers provide direct service, community organizing, indirect service, advocacy and public policy.
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos™ International is a Christian mission that strives to provide a permanent family and home for orphaned, abandoned and other at-risk children who live in conditions of extreme poverty. Their programs provide quality education, health care and spiritual formation with the goal of raising good Christians and productive members of their respective societies.
The Justice Leadership Program, based in Seattle and affiliated with the United Church of Christ (UCC) Young Adult Service Communities Network, engages young adults (ages 21-35) in an internship year that combines faithful service, social change, and leadership development. UCC Social Justice Interns have the opportunity to
Interns do not need to belong to the United Church of Christ but must be willing to participate in the life and worship of a UCC faith community. Believing that "God is still speaking," the UCC has a tradition of extravagant welcome and prophetic action for peace, justice and inclusion.
The mission of Episcopal Service Corps is to develop and support a national network of intentional communities in the Episcopal Church. Our communities are marked by young adults:
The Society of Jesus is the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church. Founded by the soldier-turned-mystic St. Ignatius of Loyola along with the First Companions, Jesuits seek to "find God in all things." Jesuit priests and brothers are involved in educational, pastoral and spiritual ministries around the world, practicing a faith that promotes justice.
Curious about post-graduate service? Contact our Campus Minister of Social Justice, please contact our Campus Minister for Social Justice or call 206.296.2267