Johnson Service Corps is an opportunity for young adults (ages 21 – 28) to:
- Build professional skills and resume
- Explore personal and spiritual identity, values, and interests
- Develop a life-long network of supportive friends and colleagues
The program is a 10.5 month experience that begins mid-August and concludes at the end of June. Fellows live in Durham, North Carolina and work in Durham or neighboring cities. Fellows share a house with five other Fellows and learn to live together as a healthy community with diverse identities, values, interests, and experiences.
Each Fellow works 32 hours a week with a nonprofit organization. Our non-profit partners have track records in community service, organizing, policy advocacy, and social justice. We offer placements with nonprofits serving families, women, children, the LGBTQIA community, immigrants, refugees and more. Fellows learn skills and build a portfolio of experiences that they can include on their resumes as they pursue future jobs.
Johnson Service Corps is an opportunity for young adults to explore their personal spiritual values and develop life-long, spirit-nourishing practices. All Fellows are encouraged to develop a relationship with a congregation or spiritual community of their choosing. Fellows spend one day a week collectively reflecting on the experiences of their nonprofit work and communal living, exploring spiritual teachings, and deepening their leadership skills. Every Fellow is matched with a mentor and participates in group and individual therapy.
Durham, North Carolina, has been called a progressive beacon of the South. For generations, the community has put racial and economic justice at the top of the civic agenda. It is a city that cherishes robust, respectful debate and has been at the forefront of many movements, including civil rights, LGBTQ rights, restorative justice, and environmental protection.
Johnson Service Corps provides Fellows with housing, utilities, internet, a household grocery budget, health insurance, holistic health services, mentorship, a $500 monthly stipend, and a $1000 completion bonus. Johnson Service Corps can help Fellows with student loan deferment.
To find out more about this opportunity to grow personally, professionally and spiritually through a well-supported mix of justice work, leadership training, and intentional community, contact us.
Bishop Michael Curry speaks to the value of a year with Episcopal Service Corps: