Internship Sites: social-justice-focused non-profit agencies
Weekly Schedule: 4 days at partner organization; 1 day in servant leadership training; intentional community time (meals, prayer/worship, meetings); and attending a spiritual community of your choice
Benefits: personal stipend ($250/mo), community food stipend, housing, health insurance
House Size: 2 houses of 5-6 corps members per house; some rooms are shared
Transportation: Public bus transportation is available; cars are allowed
Start Date: August 21, 2020
End Date: July 29, 2021
Based in Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina, Johnson Service Corps invites 10-11 young adults to engage with an intentional and simple lifestyle while practicing social justice, community living, servant leadership, and spiritual growth. JSC is centered on the Servant Leadership values of Communion, Compassion, Co-creation, Collaboration, and Character, which we explore and practice together. We are a community that is on an inward/outward journey of servant leadership. Through the inward journey of spiritual practice, we become awakened to our unique calling to an outward journey co-creating justice, peace, beauty, and love in the world.
Corps members do meaningful work at fantastic organizations that serve and empower vulnerable members of our community. Corps members are integral to the work of these organizations and gain valuable professional skills while working 32 hrs/wk.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend
2020-21Partner Organizations include:
Center for Responsible Lending - working to ensure a fair, inclusive financial marketplace that creates opportunities for all responsible borrowers, regardless of their income
Club Nova – providing meaningful work and relationships for adults with mental illness
Compass Center for Women & Families – multiple self-sufficiency resources and domestic violence prevention and care
East Durham Children’s Initiative – cradle to career pipeline of services in a high-poverty zone of East Durham
Partners for Youth Opportunity - addresses the growing “opportunity gap” resulting from the chronic disconnection of Durham youth from economic and educational opportunities.
Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice - works to continue the work and legacy of the ground-breaking civil rights activist, lawyer, educator, writer, and first African-American Episcopal priest Pauli Murray
RAFI (Rural Advancement Foundation Int’l) – working with Beyond Hunger Relief on sustainable agriculture and rural poverty, and Come To The Table food and faith conference
Code the Dream – building relationships with immigrants and US citizens so that all people can reach their highest potential; Code the Dream: teaching coding and computer programming to immigrants for greater job opportunities
Subject to criminal background check
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