This year, 19 Fordham graduates are serving as men and women for others through their work with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) and JVC Northwest.

Some of the newest alumni serving in JVC. Front row: AnneMarie Marconi, FCRH ’17, and Corina Minden-Birkenmaier, FCRH ’17. Back row: Aly Ferrante, FCRH ’17, Cesca Wolos-Fonteno, FCLC ’17, and MaryKate Glenn, FCRH ’17. Photo courtesy of JVC.

Both organizations place Jesuit Volunteers (JVs) for one- or two-year stints in communities that are tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges: homelessness, hunger, mental illness, crime, and poverty. This year’s Fordham JVs are serving in urban and rural areas across the United States and in six other countries around the world.

Both JVC and JVC Northwest share Fordham’s emphasis on values-centered service that focuses on solidarity over charity, making it transformative for both the communities and the individuals involved.

Since 1977, almost 250 Fordham alumni have served with JVC.

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Alexandra Loizzo-Desai can be reached at [email protected] or 212-636-6536.