IVC Stories

A New Group of Students for this Professor

A New Group of Students for this Professor

Jan Allen retired in January 2015 from a long teaching career in English language and literature and women’s studies in France, the Netherlands, the University of Illinois, and the Community College of Baltimore County. She sought a volunteer opportunity and read...

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Decades of Experience Making a Difference in Cincinnati

Decades of Experience Making a Difference in Cincinnati

When asked to think about servant leaders in my region, the first person who came to mind is Dave Evans, a hero of mine for decades. Dave is the co-founder of Winton Place Youth Center that provides after-school programming for children in the Spring Grove Village...

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Arts & Education Leader Says YES! to Service

Arts & Education Leader Says YES! to Service

New IVC Service Corp Member, Shirley Trusty Corey, has a rich history of serving in the arts and educational arenas. She helped found the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts Public High School, and led the New Orleans Arts Council for nearly two decades. She read...

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Empowering Young Women of Color

Empowering Young Women of Color

Laura De Boisblanc has always been aware of racial inequity in our society, but when her sons were young, that awareness began to have a greater impact on her life. She was troubled by the advantages her children, as white males, would have over persons of color,...

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From “Let Me Do It” to “Let Me Listen”

From “Let Me Do It” to “Let Me Listen”

Jim Fleming is a “get it done” kind of guy. After a career in the finance industry, this ex-Marine was eager to make a difference as a new member of the IVC Northeastern PA region. The “let me do it” job at St. Francis of Assisi Client Choice Food Pantry he took on in...

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Meet Peggy, Mark, & Jerry

Meet Peggy, Mark, & Jerry

Three Service Corps Members were placed in late 2020. Meet Peggy, Mark, & Jerry!  PEGGY is a retired pediatrician and high school teacher. At Project PLASE, Peggy works with PLASE’s Health Education Workshop team to create presentations and locate community health...

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Finding God in New England

This wonderful reflection was written by Mary and Tony Mahowald for the IVC Chicago Footprints blog. Mary and Tony are two long-time IVC Chicago volunteers who moved to Boston area and joined the IVC New England program. What a blessing to be connected by a common...

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Gladness

In the pathways of sadness, sweetest lilies may grow: Let us sow seeds of gladness- let the joy overflow. - Eliza E. Hewitt An insightful chapter by Fr. Greg Boyle in Tattoos on the Heart is on "gladness". The stories he shares bring the deep meaning of "gladness" to...

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