On Friday, November 16, the Corps Members were commissioned as part of the 203rd Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. As part of the commissioning, the Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple asked the Corps Members: “…Will you devote yourselves to loving your neighbors, caring for one another in mind, body, and spirit, seeking […]
Hi everyone! My name’s Celeste Carpenter and I come to North Carolina from the grand state of Maine. Yes, it’s cold there, and no, I don’t miss the snow! I currently live in Carrboro with four other amazing JSC members. Together we enjoy watching The Office, playing badminton, working out (well, we don’t actually enjoy […]
We will be inviting Johnson Service Corps alums to write about their experiences with and after their time with us. Alexi Paraschos, 09-10, shares his story below. __________________________________________________________________________ My name is Alexi Paraschos, and I am a soul singer/songwriter living in Philadelphia, PA. I was a member of the Johnson Service Corps from 2009-2010, directly […]
Debbie Vu, a Johnson Service Corps alum from the 2016-17, has created a new video about the program, highlighting what serving a year with JSC looks like. We are grateful to Debbie for her excellent work and are delighted to share this with you.
Each month, a Johnson Service Corps Member will introduce themselves to you in their own words. For November, we invite you to meet Eli! __________________________________________________________________________________________ My name is Emmanuel Gemora (Eli for short). I moved here from Washington state and when I arrived for my year of service, it was my first time stepping foot […]
Compassion partially means that “I confess my own humanity and acknowledge the heart connection I have with all who share the human condition.” It has been interesting to both experience how this value permeates all aspects of the JSC year and watch as my understanding of heart-connection acknowledgment evolves. When we first entered the program, […]
During our last Servant Leadership class we did a kind of review of all the things that we learned and still something that resonated with me was when we spoke about worldviews. We are raised to think about the world one way and this perception helps to shape us into the people we are today. […]
This month’s trip to DC to visit the Church of the Savior was a fantastic example of the JSC value of co-creation. We were presented over and over again with examples of people and communities living counter-culturally. Ray McGovern, for example, actively and publicly questions dominant systems and structures that manipulate and oppress. Becca Stelle, […]