Justice Starts at Home: Empowering Native Students at St. Labre’s Dormitory

Only 67 percent of Native children graduate high school and only 17 percent go on to further their education. Through tutoring, being present, and empowering their students, JV AmeriCorps members Michael DeSantis and Caroline Fenton (Ashland MT ’18-19) hope to change this statistic for the students at St. Labre’s dormitory. Read more about Michael’s experience…

Pumped for Produce: Stories of Connecting Families with Fresh Food

Over the past year, Melissa Mardo has been serving as a JV AmeriCorps member in Spokane with Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington. Focusing on food access, her tales of cooking, teaching, and interacting with youth weren’t quite what she had initially envisioned when she began her service. At Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington (Spokane), my JV AmeriCorps…