April 30 2021
FJV Reflects on Year as Academic Support at St. Labre Indian School
Watch the video below to learn how oceanographer Kelly McGarry draws from her JV service experience in her work to make science more inclusive. You can support the critical service JVs provide by attending and donating to our For The Four campaign, happening May 22 (Week of Giving May 23-29).
JVC Northwest Job Opportunity
Montana-Based JV Program Coordinator
We are hiring a JV Program Coordinator to begin in mid-May to early June 2021. The Montana Program Coordinator will be based out of Montana with significant travel throughout the state and occasional travel to the JVC Northwest office in Portland, Oregon. Learn more and apply on our website
Event Opportunity
Solidarity on Tap

Join JVC Northwest and Ignatian Solidarity Network at the next virtual Solidarity on Tap with Miriam Aidee Uribe, a worker rights advocate and University of San Francisco Lantinx Alumni Society member.
May 5 at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
Call for Proposals
JV AmeriCorps Evaluation Proposal
We are seeking proposals from experienced evaluators to conduct a three-year evaluation of our JV AmeriCorps Program. The evaluation will assess impacts of capacity building efforts and diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. Contracted work begins June 2021 and concludes December 2025. Proposal Deadline is June 4. Learn more.
Call for Entries
Seeking Spiritual Directors

We are creating a new Spiritual Director directory and seeking connections with Spiritual Directors in our network that are interested in walking alongside Jesuit Volunteers (JVs) throughout their service year. Complete this form to be included in our directory.
Letter from Jesuits West Provincial Ft. Scott Santarosa, S.J.
Nearly 5 million essential workers who continued to work through the worst of the pandemic are still denied a pathway to citizenship. Click here to read a call by our Provincial, Scott Santarosa, S.J. to lift these lives up through prayer and action.

21-Day Catholic Environmental Justice Challenge
It's not too late to join Ignatian Solidarity Network's 21-Day Catholic Environmental Justice Challenge, happening now through May 16. Learn, Pray, and Act for Environmental Justice. Learn more and sign up.

Domestic Violence Shelters and Resources in Alaska Face Budget Cuts
A couple of weeks ago, domestic violence shelters and resources experienced a significant budget cut (30-40%) from the state of Alaska, which is impacting three of our partner agencies directly: AWAIC in Anchorage, AWARE in Juneau, and SAFV in Sitka. Click on the agency names to learn more about how these organizations provide critical services to communities of Alaska. 
Have an opportunity to share? Send it to pgerigscott@jvcnorthwest.org.
Growth and Formation
Contemplative Leaders in Action
Ignatian Spirituality and leadership program for young adults
Job Opportunity
Development and Outreach Associate
Catholic Counseling Center
Portland, OR
Find more opportunities on our website: jvcnorthwest.org/opportunities-and-resources/
What's broadening your horizons and stretching your perspectives?
What's keeping you engaged? Send suggestions for JVC Northwest Recommends (books, podcasts, movies, etc.) to pgerigscott@jvcnorthwest.org.   
Rising Out of Hatred
by Eli Saslow
Recommended by Jim Piano, Jesuit High, Portland JVE. "This was actually recommended by Scott Powers (Jesuit teacher) during a Jesuit High School community chat. It’s about Derek Black, who was raised a full fledged KKK member, but was persuaded after years of rational conversation to denounce his hatred and abandon his white nationalistic views."  

Three Lessons of Revolutionary Love in a Time of Rage
Ted Talk by Valarie Kaur
A video that one of our staff diversity, equity, and inclusion small groups discussed. Recommended by Greg Carpinello, JVC Northwest Executive Director
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