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!
In August 2020, we welcomed 3 new fellows. Read more about who they are and what they will be doing.
Be sure to keep up to date on their blog posts throughout the year!
Jermaine recently earned his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Warner University, in Lake Wales, Florida. Jermaine loves the small-town atmosphere. Jermaine’s hometown is Arcadia, FL, the population is around eight thousand. You can do the math on that. Moving to New Jersey is a huge faith move for Jermaine. Jermaine lives by the scripture of Isaiah 54:17. Jermaine is eager to see the plan the Lord has set before him because he is running the race with endurance before the Lord.
Read more about Jermaine
Jermaine will be pursing his master’s degree in Pastoral Care & Counseling at Southeastern University, in Lakeland, Fl while doing a year of service for the 2020-2021 academic year through the FaithJustice Fellowship. Jermaine has a huge plate this years, but all the glory belong to God.
John is excited to be starting his Fellowship year at the Center for FaithJustice! John is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he majored in Anthropology. Shortly after graduating from college, John entered the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil. He served for eight years as a religious brother in temporary vows, including two years in France where he studied Philosophy and Theology and served at St. John Hope, a mission of recovery and healing for young men struggling with various addictions.
Read more about John
He also served for five years as youth minister at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Orange, New Jersey. He is currently taking time for further vocational discernment, and felt called to spend this year serving as a FaithJustice Fellow at the Center for FaithJustice. A fun fact about John is that he recently made his first friend in his new neighborhood in Trenton through the shared interest of juggling!
“Linh is from Worcester, Massachusetts. She graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2019 where she studied Healthcare Administration and Global Health. Linh found the FaithJustice Fellowship through the Catholic Volunteer Network. She was attracted to CFJ’s engagement of youth and young adults through the intersection of faith and service. As a FaithJustice Fellow this year, Linh will serve in several roles including a NeXt Level Coordinator, Youth Minister for the Church of St. Ann, and a Campus Minister for Rider University. Linh looks forward to accompanying youth and young adults in their spiritual growth and hopes to help them discover how they are called to live as women and men for others.
Read more about Linh
Throughout her undergraduate years, Linh was involved with Sacred Heart’s Peer Ministry Team and was a student leader for the Office of Volunteer Programs and Service Learning. Her immersive service-learning experiences in the community of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and in various places throughout South America and Asia, have nurtured her passion for humanitarian work and international development. Following her graduation, she served as a teacher and campus minister through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps at Xavier High School in the Federated States of Micronesia. Formed in the Catholic Ignatian tradition, Linh’s faith informs her commitment to living in solidarity with marginalized communities and building a more just world that protects the dignity of every human being.
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.