October 6, 2021
JV EnCorps: Opening Retreats 2021
In September, JV EnCorps kicked off its eleventh year of service, community, and reflection across the Northwest. Pictured is the Bend, OR community at their Opening Retreat. Read more about our JV EnCorps Opening Retreats on Facebook.
What can Saint Ignatius Teach us About Climate Justice?

New board member and FJV Fr. John Guyol, SJ contributes a five-part reflection for our blog.
Support Opportunity
Sign Up to be a Mentor
JVC Northwest works to match any interested current JV with a Former JV or JV EnCorps member who can provide additional support through the JV’s service year. 
Additionally, we strive to intentionally connect JVs who hold underrepresented identities with mentors who hold similar identities for extra support during their year. Read more about the program and register to be a mentor here.
Support Opportunity
Seeking In-Locale Coordinator for Anchorage
Do you know someone living in Anchorage who may be interested in supporting a JV community as an In-Locale Coordinator (ILC)? If so, have them reach out to Alaska Program Coordinator Adrianna Horsey at ahorsey@jvcnorthwest.org. The ILC is a part-time, relationship-focused role. Click here to read more about the opportunity.
Partner Agency Applications Open
The '22-23 Partner Agency Application is now available online. Learn more about partnership with JVC Northwest and request a JV on our website. Be sure to spread the word with nonprofit connections you have in the Northwest who may be a good fit!
Day of Prayer and Action for Migrants
There is a worsening humanitarian crisis at the border causing many people to be left in danger, without basic needs, and without opportunity to enter the US as asylees. On September 26, Jesuit works in the Province took part in a Day of Prayer and Action for Migrants to help bring to light this humanitarian crisis. Click here to access the resource list we compiled with ways to get involved.

Event: Confronting Catholic Indian Boarding School History
Seattle University is hosting Is Healing Possible? Confronting Catholic Indian Boarding School History, a virtual discussion facilitated by Maka Black Elk (Oglala Lakota), Executive Director for Truth and Healing, Red Cloud Indian School. The event is on Tuesday, October 12 at 4pm PT. Register here.

Wrestling with Whiteness Registration Open
Wrestling with Whiteness is a five part series hosted by Jesuits West CORE that will meet on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30pm PT from October 26th to November 23rd. It is designed for white people interested in understanding whiteness. Together, we will create a shared understanding of whiteness and reflect on how it lives in us and shapes our lives, all through the lens of Ignatian spirituality. Sign up today to reserve your spot!
Have an opportunity to share? Send it to pgerigscott@jvcnorthwest.org.
Job Opportunity
Multiple Positions
Laudato Si Movement
Job Opportunity
Volunteer Coordinator
Kino Border Initiative
Nogales, AZ & Nogales, SON
Partner Agency Volunteer Opportunity
Portland, OR / Remote

The Graduate Support Department at St. Andrew Nativity School is looking for volunteers to help with their Nativity Scholars College and Career Coaching Program. The program matches current seniors with coaches who assist with exploration of post-secondary options, college research, SAT/ACT test planning, college applications, financial aid, and the post-secondary transition. An ideal coach would have a background in education, a commitment to confidentiality, and some experience working with adolescents from low-income and/or first-generation families. If you are interested, reach out to FJV and Graduate Support Coordinator Caroline McDonald at cmcdonald@nativityportland.org or click here for the coach application.
Find more opportunities on our website: jvcnorthwest.org/opportunities-and-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.   

This month's recommendations are articles that some of the JV EnCorps communities reflected on during their opening retreats this past month.
"When Crisis Comes"
by Richard Rohr
Click here to read.

"A Counterculture of Commitment"
by Pete Davis
Click here to read.
Well Wishes
Last week we wished Diane Blankenship a very happy retirement! Diane has been a part of JVC Northwest for the better part of the past 15 years. When hired in 2006, she was one of just six total employees. Since then, 2,084 JVs, employees, JVEs, and board members have made their mark on the organization. Thank you for everything, Diane! You will be 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.