Considering a year of service? Concerned for social justice? Does faith play a significant role in your life?
The FaithJustice Fellowship program welcomes applicants of any age, from new college graduates to adults looking for service opportunities or a possible career change. The program runs annually from September – June. Fellows will receive housing, a monthly stipend, and health insurance, while serving at a partner organization in/around Trenton, New Jersey. Work placement options are with a variety of faith-based non-profits that specialize in: social services, youth ministry, and non-profit administration. Applicants must be comfortable with and open to learning the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching. Fellows are given spiritual direction throughout the year and are expected to live in intentional community during the entire program.
If interested, FaithJustice Fellows are welcome to extend their service year and complete the LeaderworX program throughout the summer months.
The application is rolling! Please send a cover letter outlining your qualifications and motivations for applying, resume, 2 references (contact, email, phone), and any questions to Maggie Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Our Fellows!
Quawntashea recently earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from the College of Saint Elizabeth, in Morristown, New Jersey. Following graduation, she pursued her desire to “serving others, because she was served” by spending her summer dedicated to serving the youth of Trenton and other surrounding communities with the Center for FaithJustice as a LeaderworX participant.
Read more about Quawntashea!
While in LeaderworX, Quawntashea spent a significant amount of time residing in an intentional living community with other young adults actively living out James 2:26: “Faith without work is dead.” She soon realized that her perception of service was evolving and her new call to action was to “make service a lifestyle.” As a result, she committed to pursuing a year of service for the 2019- 2020 academic year through the FaithJustice Fellowship.
Quawntashea’s work placement for the year is Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, where she will gain hands-on experience in the world of a non-profit organization. After her year of service, Quawntashea plans to pursue a master’s degree in Public & Organizational Relations at Montclair State University.
Cat first joined the CFJ community in 2013 as a JusticeworX participant, and proceeded to do two more summers of JusticeworX. “CFJ is the place where I found my passion for serving others, and learned how to put my faith into action!”
Cat went on to St. John’s University for undergrad, where she earned her degree in childhood education.
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In the summer of 2018 Cat made her way back to the center once again, this time for LeaderworX. “As a rising senior who was unsure of what would come next, it only made sense that I go back to the place that helped me form my faith at such a young age.” A couple months after starting her senior year, Cat made the decision to come back for the FaithJustice Fellowship working with CFJ as a NeXt Level Coordinator. She is very excited to work with youth in this capacity and discern where God is calling her to be!
Cat is from Monroe, New Jersey but already feels at home here in Trenton. She enjoys traveling and has recently taken an interest in photography.
Welcome home, Cat!
Karalyn first joined the CFJ community in the summer of 2018 as a Leaderworx participant. She then returned for a second summer as a Leaderworx participant in 2019. She is now back as a FaithJustice Fellow for the 2019-2020 year working as a Campus Minister at Rider University through the Church of Saint Ann. She will also be helping out with the Youth Ministry program at Saint Ann’s.
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Karalyn is from Doylestown, PA. She graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a minor in Theology. She brings two years of experience as a Peer Minister through Providence College’s Peer Ministry Program. This experience sparked her interest in a career in ministry, and she cannot wait to explore this career path!
Karalyn is excited to get to know the students and community at Rider and to get the Rider Catholic Campus Ministry back up and running. She hopes to be a resource to the students and help them see how their faith can help them navigate through the craziness that college will throw at them.
Karalyn loves both listening and playing music and is an avid Friar Fanatic! She is also an expert Netflix binge watcher and always looking for a good show to add to her list!
Check Out the Fellows’ Blogs!
CFJ has served more than 6,000 youth and young adults through our intensive retreat-style WorX immersion experiences. Read how our alumni have been impacted by our programs.