Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Meet 2014-15 YAVs

Welcoming PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteers

We are delighted to join with National Capital Presbytery in welcoming the first class of PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs) to the DC site. We are fortunate to be the placement for two of the five YAVs coming to serve during this inaugural year. Join us in welcoming our two Young Adult Volunteers:

Jenny Hyde hails from Massachusetts and is a recent graduate of Gordon College with a degree in International Affairs with a concentration in International Development. At college, she was very involved in Gordon’s Residence Life program and the college’s Model United Nation’s team. Whenever she has the chance, she enjoys writing everything from poetry to political op-eds. She loves kayaking, coffee, Aristotle and talking about Jesus.

“My name is AmyBeth Willis. I grew up in Murfreesboro, TN, and graduated May 2013 from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where I studied Sociology, Religion, and Spanish.  I spent the 2013-14 year as a YAV in the desert of Tucson, AZ, working at Southside Presbyterian Church. I am passionate about the connection between my faith and justice work, especially in the realm of immigration, advocacy, and education.”

Come visit the OPW this year and meet these fabulous YAVs!

Our fundraising efforts for service learning are ongoing. YAV Placements contribute a portion of Volunteers’ living expenses to the Presbytery. In addition, each Summer Fellow receive a modest stipend to help defray the cost of living expenses, which are considerable in DC. We need your help to continuing offering these opportunities! Your gift could make the difference between a vocational dream and a lived reality. Please give generously to support our YAVs, Interns, and Summer Fellows. Give online here.