Leaders of four volunteer organizations in secondary schools of the USA Central and Southern Province gathered at Jesuit Hall in St. Louis January 24 – 26 to network and brainstorm. Participants represented Alum Service Corps, Cristo Rey Jesuit Volunteer Service Corps, Jesuit College Preparatory of Dallas Alumni Service Corp and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Alumni Service Corps.
The four organizations share common goals and similar procedures; each is a volunteer teaching opportunity for recent college graduates with Jesuit school ties. During the three-day gathering, participants shared best practices for promotion, recruiting, hiring and formation. Perhaps more significantly, they explored how they can collaborate and support the other programs with an eye on being of the most service to province schools, students and alumni.
The group visited the St. Louis Alum Service Corps home and heard from a panel of volunteers from De Smet Jesuit High School, Loyola Academy of St. Louis and St. Louis University High School. Each volunteer addressed: