COVID-19 Life: Serving Behind the Scenes

Like all schools in the US, Christ the King College Prep has had to adapt to online learning due to the COVID-19 outbreak. One of the 32 Jesuit Cristo Rey schools in the US, CTK is located in inner city Chicago and serves the local population by providing innovative college preparatory education.

Two of IVC Chicago’s service members have quickly transitioned from being onsite with the students and staff to supporting the school as it establishes its E-learning platform.

Tim, a four-year IVC service member at Christ the King, assists students in the Work/Study Program. Cristo Rey schools offer robust corporate partnerships that allow students to work and be supervised in real-world corporate environments in addition to their daily academic schoolwork. Click here to read more.

 

 

 

 

Ignatian Volunteer Corps

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps® (IVC) provides men and women, most age 50 or better, opportunities to serve others and to transform lives. IVC matches the talents of experienced Volunteers with the greatest social needs of our time.

IVC works in partnership with hundreds of community partner organizations. These nonprofit organizations provide Ignatian Volunteers with substantive work to serve individuals who have slipped through this country’s safety net. And hundreds of community organizations are on waiting lists to get an Ignatian Volunteer.

Volunteers are strengthened in their Christian faith by IVC’s unique spiritual reflection program, which is rooted in the Jesuit tradition of Ignatian spirituality.  By contributing their leadership skills and life experience into service, IVC volunteers improve their communities and create a more just society.

EWTN Nightly News Segment from September 2015 highlights the impact of Don and Pat Kisicki through the Ignatian Volunteer Corps

Pope Francis' Inspiration

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“Lord, help us to live the virtue of generosity, to love without limits”.
-Pope Francis, via Twitter, April 2015

What’s New?

Act today! Raise your voice TODAY! Charities and nonprofits are on the frontline responding to our neighbors and communities in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, but risk catastrophic damage from evaporating revenue, new and rising demands for assistance, and major disruptions in charitable giving. The Ignatian Volunteer Corps stands with our partner agencies in asking Congress for help!... Read more»

Here's what others have to say about IVC.

"The engagement with humanity is very powerful.  My service is a gift.” - Tony Albrecht, Ignatian Volunteer
 
  “What makes IVC special – they come with a wealth of experience, with professional backgrounds, with a maturity, and above all with a passion to be in service for the marginalized and those in need of help.”  - Gizachew Emiru, former Executive Director of TASSC International, Washington DC  

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What are IVC members doing now?

NEW ORLEANS – Firstly, staying safe. Most of our IVC community, particularly our volunteers, are included in the “vulnerable population” of this particular virus. Our first priority is to make sure that IVC activities do not create an unsafe environment for our members. Chuck and Allene were able to take their work home to continue... Read more »
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