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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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Falling through the roof by Hanbyeol

Let me introduce the story about the CHRPA(Community Home Repair Project of Arizona) is my working place. On my first day, I worked with Dustin and we were working on the cooler on the roof. I did not know much about roofs because I didn’t have a lot of experience. I tripped and fell through […]


Brown Bodies & Chains by April

Posted by Grace: Brown Bodies & Chains     Below is a blog entry written by my housemate April.  I’d like to share her thoughtful reflection on the incarceration of brown and black people, especially in light of Operation Streamline and Michael Brown’s murder.  To read more from April, visit her blog.  To learn more […]


The Family Who Crosses by

The Family Who Crosses by Grace Border Wall with handprints from people who have climbed over to the US side Recently, I was at a Migrant Resource Center in Agua Prieta, Mexico sharing a meal with a migrant family.  I was there as a part of an intense study of border issues and ministries on […]


A Week As Sonia by Allie

Thursday, November 13, 2014 A Week As Sonia A WEEK AS SONIA NO, I AM NOT SCREAMING WHILE I WRITE THIS BLOG, NO MATTER HOW MUCH I DISLIKE WRITING. I WANTED TO SHARE WITH Y’ALL WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO WORK IN THE OFFICE AT CHRPA. I HAVE BEGUN SPLITTING MY TIME JUST ABOUT 30/50 […]


TBT YAV Blog (email) from 2002!

Throw Back Thursday– YAV Reflections from 2002 by Julie Burns (now Karra).   Dear Friends and Family, Somehow it has taken me ages to sit down and write you all again. I’ve thought of it a million times, but finding the time and words has taken me too long and I apologize for not writing sooner. […]