When I learned about the YAV program and its core tenet of intentional Christian community, I knew that it was an opportunity I wanted to explore…. And community was ultimately what drew me to D.C. – specifically the opportunities to engage in community organizing and to live in a house with other YAVs. Now that I have settled into the rhythm of this year, I am so glad that I chose to focus on community.
Read Ailih’s post.
The Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program is an ecumenical, faith-based year of service for young people, ages 19-30, in sites around the world and in the United States. YAVs accompany local agencies working to address root causes of poverty and reconciliation while exploring the meaning and motivation of their faith in intentional community with peers and mentors. YAVs serve during the academic year, August to July.