IVC Stories

Experience Saving a Life

Experience Saving a Life

When Cathy Brown joined the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, she did not expect to actually save a person’s life within the first 30 minutes of the first shift at her service site. But that’s exactly what happened!

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Keeping a Room for Christ

Keeping a Room for Christ

In Denver, Colorado, you can see God’s glory at work at a Safe Outdoor Spaces (SOS) site, an initiative started in December 2020 by the Colorado Village Collaborative (CVC). CVC was founded in 2017 by a group of young people committed to justice along with members of the Denver homeless community. Together they have developed a model — providing insulated tents, privacy, safety, and services for people experiencing homelessness — that is being considered in cities across the country.

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Journeying With Youth

Journeying With Youth

If you check out Boston’s Casserly House’s website and click on “Meet the Team,” you’ll see the organization, under the leadership of the Sisters of St. Joseph, is staffed entirely by volunteers tied to the Jesuit mission: three Ignatian Volunteer Corps Members and at...

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Caring for our Common Home

Caring for our Common Home

After a 27-year career with the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington DC, Jamal Kadri and his wife, Kate, knew he would need something to keep him busy, but also help him find meaning in retirement. His wife learned about IVC, and Jamal joined the Corps in the...

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Walking with the Excluded

Walking with the Excluded

So how does IVC do all the wonderful work they do?  How do we walk with the excluded, the poor; with youth in crisis, the disabled, the trafficked, the forgotten? How do we do it? We walk hand-in-hand with our amazing service partner agencies—large and...

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Loyola University New Orleans Partners with IVC

Loyola University New Orleans Partners with IVC

Within the collaborative and celebratory spirit of the Ignatian Year, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps of New Orleans joined with Loyola University New Orleans in the Currie Alumni Partnership for Service to offer the Jesuit university’s retired staff, faculty and alumni...

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