Putting social justice, simple living, community, and spirituality on the map

Since the Jesuit Volunteer Corps was launched more than 50 years ago, it has drawn numerous Santa Clara alumni to serve as full-time volunteers supporting disadvantaged communities throughout the United States and globally. This past year, 20 Santa Clara graduates began placements across the country. In addition, three Broncos help manage regional work for JVC and direct Jesuit Volunteers International. Take a look at what they’ve been up to—and where.

Washington

Jon D. Killoran ’08 is working in Spokane as an operations supervisor at House of Charity, a social service league providing food, shelter, education, and counseling to people of all creeds.

Kendal M. Flatley ’08 volunteers as a para-educator for Paschal Sherman Indian School in Omak.

Oregon

Brianna K. Hussey ’08 is serving the poor at Downtown Chapel in Portland.

Stephanie Barr ’02 works with communities in Portland and Seattle as the lead area director for JVC Northwest.

Arizona

Eryn Marie E. Reyes ’06 works in the refugee services department as a job developer through Catholic Charities of Phoenix.

Cristina E. Sanidad ’08 works at Interfaith Worker Justice of Arizona, organizing worker campaigns at businesses in Phoenix and advocating labor rights for the poor.

California

Margaret A. Van Dorn ’08 works as a case manager at Friendship House of American Indians in San Francisco.

Victoria Agajanyan ’08 teaches at the Mustard Seed School for Homeless Children in Sacramento.

Kelly Gibbons ’99 serves as lead area director for the Southwest region of JVC, which is headquartered in Santa Clara.

Christine Dindia ’00 works as development director for JVC’s Southwest region.

Angela E. Bustos ’07 works with domestic violence victims and immigrants in Los Angeles at Central American Resource Center, a Latino and immigrant assistance organization specializing in legal services.

Erica K. Eng ’08 serves the homeless as an employment specialist at the Chrysalis Center in Santa Monica.

Sarah C. Erker ’08 mentors K through fifth graders from the 112th Street School, a feeder for the Watts housing project Nickerson Gardens, as well as coordinates the after-school program at Urban Compass in Los Angeles.

Wisconsin

Rachel Franco ’08 serves as a medical assistant at Walker’s Point Community Clinic, aiding the predominantly Hispanic population of Milwaukee’s south side.

Tennessee

Peter J. Keating ’08 helps reinstate newly released felons into the community through Project Return, a prison reentry program in Nashville.

Texas

Laura K. Brown ’08 provides support to disadvantaged, special needs children at Respite Care in San Antonio.

Emily V. Fette ’08 assists with client-oriented services at AIDS Foundation Houston Inc.

Connecticut

Lindsey M. Day ’08 serves as a case manager at Prospect House, an emergency homeless shelter and transitional housing site in Bridgeport.

New York

Patrick A. Kelly ’08 assists low-income tenants in federally subsidized housing at the New York State Tenants and Neighbors Coalition in Manhattan.

Jenna M. Macho ’08 assists with the core curriculum as well as the weekly tutoring program for inner-city elementary- and middle-school students at St. Aloysius School in Harlem.

Krista L. Frankovic ’08 assists low-income students as a teacher at Cristo Rey High School in Harlem.

Sarah J. Gehrki ’08 works with child refugees and immigrants at the Northside Catholic Youth Organization in Syracuse.

Washington, D.C.

Ana “Elizabeth” Iten ’08 serves as a bilingual medical case manager at La Clinca del Pueblo, a primary and mental health-care facility in Washington, D.C.

Meghan Romey ’98 is executive director of Jesuit Volunteers International and oversees the program’s operation, fundraising efforts, and office management.

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