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Twenty Volunteers Sign Up for a Year of Service with Jesuit-Sponsored Alum Service Corps

June 9, 2014 — Twenty young men and women will use their Jesuit educations to help educate others in the Jesuit tradition as volunteers through the Alum Service Corps (ASC). The group comprises the largest class of ASC volunteers since the program’s founding 24 years ago as a post-collegiate service program for graduates of Jesuit high schools or universities.

The 20 volunteers graduated from 10 different universities (including seven Jesuit-run schools) with a wide variety of majors. More than half attended both a Jesuit high school and a Jesuit university. Volunteers will be placed in six Jesuit middle schools and high schools in Missouri and Colorado.

“This year’s class of ASC volunteers continues a long tradition of modeling service and living Ignatian spirituality,” said Sean Agniel, provincial assistant for secondary education for the Missouri Province. “We select candidates who embody the highest ideals of Jesuit education. Like their predecessors, the members of ASC 24 are terrific examples of young adults who are intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving and committed to justice.”

"These young men and women have an unequaled opportunity to make practical some of the Jesuit 'taglines' we're all familiar with, such as 'men and women for others,' cura personalis and magis, and understanding what it can really mean to do all we do Ad maiorem Dei gloriam, 'for the greater glory of God,’" said Jesuit Father Paul Stark, vice president for Mission and Ministry at Saint Louis University, which will be sending seven volunteers to the ASC.

ASC volunteers live in community with other volunteers in the program and join the school’s Jesuit community once a week for Mass and dinner. As part of their Ignatian formation, the entire group of 20 volunteers will also gather together for Ignatian retreats throughout the year.

"Their many gifts, talents and achievements will enrich our schools, the students and communities they serve," Fr. Stark said. "They are a great gift to the people and schools they will serve, great representatives of the colleges and universities from which they graduated and a great inspiration to the students they teach and with whom they work."

To learn more about the post-collegiate program, including how to apply for the next year of service, visit alumservicecorps.org. [Sources: Alum Service Corps, Missouri Province, Saint Louis University]





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