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The Young Adult Volunteer Program (YAV) provides an opportunity for young adults, age 18-30, to serve in communities of need for a year, practice simple living in intentional community, and participate in meaningful vocational discernment. The YAV program is open to any person of faith or good will who wants to partner with the Presbyterian Church to provide valuable community service and learn in a community of volunteers and experienced mentors.

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Allie, Finding Grace in New Beginnings

Finding Grace In Beginnings I feel like I have truly learned something new every day while working at CHRPA. I have been outdoors and on roofs more than I ever imagined but I love working with my hands and being able to see the immediate result of our work.The past 3 weeks have been packed […]


Meet Hanbyeol– from South Korea!

Buenos días! (Good morning) It means Good morning in spanish. After orientation for a week in New York, I came to Tucson. It was a really good week in Stony Point for orientation, because I had rich experiences learning about my friends-who have different cultures than I do-opinion. The first time, I had to be […]


Operation Streamline by Grace

Culpable. Guilty. Culpable. Guilty. Culpable. Guilty. Operation Streamline Currently, I am getting trained to lead educational trips with BorderLinks.  I am fortunate to get to do hands-on work that introduces me to different parts of the immigration system.  Last week, I went to the Tucson courthouse with my coworkers to observe Operation Streamline. Before Operation […]


Things They Carried by Grace

September 28, 2014 The Things They Carried A torn shirt. A broken toothbrush. A pair of damp socks. A broken backpack. A baseball cap. Twenty cracked water bottles. The Things They Carried Source: Abigail Osborne, a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, a friend, and a great photographer These are some of the items I found […]


Graces’ Taste of Tucson

A Taste of Tucson Tucson Neighborhood mural of the mountains  Tucson is a multicultural city that rests in a valley surrounded by mountains. You can determine the cardinal directions by what mountain range you are facing.  Rated one of the best biking cities in the U.S., I am able to walk or bike most places […]