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Timothy Shriver Named New President of Jesuit Volunteer Corps

October 9, 2015 — Timothy Shriver has been named president of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC), one of the nation’s longest-running service organizations.

Shriver previously held leadership positions at The Future Project, a national campaign to empower young people to lead lives of purpose. Among a handful of The Future Project’s earliest employees, Shriver led the development and growth of the organization’s programs, such as youth leadership training and teacher engagement, as well as its recruitment and marketing strategies. Additionally, Shriver spent this past year as a lecturer at the Stanford Design School with a focus on leadership, creativity and organizational design.

“Tim is a charismatic, driven and authentic individual, who brings a strong passion for promoting youth leadership and service, as well as a deep personal affinity for and a commitment to Ignatian values,” said JVC interim president Maggie Conley. “Tim's Roman Catholic upbringing and connection to the Jesuit community have instilled in him an unwavering commitment to the ideal of living faith by serving others. All of Tim's experience and beliefs are aligned with JVC's mission of providing courageous and compassionate young leaders with the transformational experience of serving the poor and living in community with other volunteers in the communities they serve.”

Shriver, who begins his role with JVC on Oct. 12 in Baltimore, graduated from Yale University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in ethics, politics and economics. “JVC has touched and changed countless lives in its more than 50 years. I’m deeply honored to take on this challenge and humbled by the fearless and courageous dedication of the Jesuit Volunteers today and throughout this organization’s history,” he said.

The Jesuit Volunteer Corps engages young people in vital service within poor communities, fostering the growth of leaders committed to faith in action. During their year or two of participation, Jesuit Volunteers live in the communities where they serve among the most marginalized citizens in the United States and six developing countries. Approximately 300 young men and women serve in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps each year, and former volunteers continue their commitment to service and social justice throughout their lives. [Source: Jesuit Volunteer Corps]





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