January 5, 2022
Jesuit Volunteer Program Priority Application Deadline: January 11
Our service opportunities for the '22-23 JV program year are now live on our website! Positions include opportunities in education, refugee services, ecojustice, healthcare, and more! Do you know someone who may be a good fit for Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest? Support the future of our movement by spreading the word. Prospective JVs are encouraged to apply by January 11 for the best chance to secure their preferred service placement.
JVC Northwest Opportunities
We're Hiring
Alumni Engagement Coordinator (Fully Remote, with Travel)
Compensation: $40,000-$48,000
Location: Remote
Status: Full time

Do you enjoy fostering relationships with FJVs? Do the details of event coordinating excite you? Join our team! Learn more and apply here.
MLK Day of Service
January 17
MLK Day of Service is January 17, and many in our JVC Northwest community will be making it a day on, not a day off.

Visit the AmeriCorps website to find volunteer opportunities near you, and tag @jvcnorthwest in your photos to let us know how you're serving!
JV EnCorps Explores Universal Apostolic Preferences
In 2019, after 16 months of discernment, Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ, the Superior General of The Society of Jesus (Jesuits), presented to Pope Francis The Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) as a mission that engages the Jesuits’ “vital apostolic energies during the next ten years, 2019-2029.” Our Portland and Vancouver JV EnCorps communities are exploring the UAPs and how they intersect with our JVC Northwest values: community, spirituality/reflection, simple living, and social & ecological justice. We find that the UAPs affirm these values with an important added commitment “to accompany the young in the creation of a hope-filled future” – now more important than ever! These values align our reflections with our service in the world. 

To learn more about the UAPs, click on the links below: 

Photo: JV EnCorps December Community Meeting at Jesuit High.
Appreciation of bell hooks
By Sharon Johnson
JV EnCorps member (Portland, OR)
I feel somewhat like that interloper in writing about bell hooks, who died in December 2021. Ms. hooks is key in the development of black feminist identity. She wrote about what we now call intersectionality – that we are not just our gender, or race, or economic class, but we are simultaneously all of our identities. She was an early critic of feminism’s predominantly white, middle-class roots – and cheered what she saw as feminism’s movement to embrace varying identities. She understood that feminism could free men and women, gay and straight, and all of us in our diversity. She saw race, class, and gender as the culture’s bedrock issues.

Have an opportunity to share? Send it to pgerigscott@jvcnorthwest.org.
Winter Day of Reflection:
Seasons of Grace
Ignatian Spirituality Center
January 29 (Virtual)
Job Opportunity
Development Director
ACLU Oregon
Portland, OR
Job Opportunity
Campus Minister
Bishop Blanchet High School
Seattle, WA
Job Opportunity
Various Positions
St. Labre Indian School
Ashland, Pryor, and St. Xavier, MT
Find more opportunities on our website: jvcnorthwest.org/community-resources/
What's broadening your horizons and stretching your perspective?
What's keeping you engaged? Send suggestions for JVC Northwest Recommends (books, podcasts, movies, etc.) to pgerigscott@jvcnorthwest.org for a chance to be featured in the next JVC Northwest Recommends.   

In honor of bell hooks, who recently passed away, this month's recommendations are books of hers that members of the JVC Northwest community have appreciated.
"All About Love"
By bell hooks
"The '20-21 Seattle Cherry Abbey JVs and I read this and had a book discussion during their winter area visit. It really shifted my understanding of love, what our society teaches (and doesn't teach) us about love, and what true love really means." -Michelle Manning, JV Program Coordinator

"Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism"
By bell hooks
Recommended by Portland JV EnCorps member Sharon Johnson

"Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood"
By bell hooks
"Throughout the recounting of her childhood memories, young hooks encounters race, gender, class, and spirituality, and processes these moments with a brilliant perceptiveness and wisdom."
-Phil Gerigscott, Communications Coordinator
Anna Hennessey (1997-2021)
FJV Anna Hennessey (Sitka, AK '19-20) passed away on November 11, 2021 after a year-long battle with cancer. In lieu of flowers, Anna's family has suggested making a donation to Anna's JV partner agency, SAIL. To read Anna's obituary, where you can also share your memories of Anna and read memories contributed by others, click here. Anyone who knew Anna knew of her kind and wonderful spirit. She will be greatly missed.
We acknowledge and honor the Clackamas People as the traditional inhabitants of the land upon which our office resides and this newsletter is published. We pay respect to Elders both past and present. We are committed to deepening our knowledge and perspectives of this land's history as the first step toward a future of justice and understanding. To learn more about the history of where you live, visit Native-Land.ca.