We are the DC Service Corps class of 2019-20! We come from all different places and backgrounds to join together in Washington DC for a year of service rooted in the Franciscan charism. Through various positions of service, we are building a foundation for a lifelong commitment to social activism and our Catholic faith.
DC Service Corps Members
Megan graduated from St. John’s University in the Spring of 2019 with a B.S. in Communication Arts with minors in Business Administration and International Studies. She is passionate about people, culture, travel, music, writing and social justice. In college, she participated in many domestic and international service trips with St. John’s campus ministry. She hopes to develop a deeper connection and understanding of the Franciscan faith through her time in service so she can better help those in need around the world.
Hannah recently graduated from Loyola University Chicago where she studied Business Management with minors in Leadership Studies and Sustainable Business Management. She is energized to apply her business background in the service for and with others as the FMS Programs Associate. Hannah finds joy in simplicity and community life.
Kate graduated from James Madison University in the Spring of 2019 with a Communication Studies (concentration in advocacy) major and a general business minor. Her passion for helping others has been a driving force her entire life. In college, she was heavily involved with JMU’s Habitat for Humanity chapter and participated in an Alternative Spring Break Program in Trujillo, Peru. Kate is excited to expand upon her love for serving others by learning more about the development sector of nonprofits. She expects to grow in faith, community, and service over the course of the next year.
USCMA Publications and Communications Associate
Julia graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.S. in Mathematics and Secondary Math Teaching Certificate and has spent the last four years teaching math to public high school students. She is excited to gain new experiences, getting an in-depth look at faith-based nonprofit agencies and growing alongside her peers as she volunteers and serves in the local community.
Fr. Mckenna Center Volunteer
Michael Broughton graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a major in Psychological Dimensions of Performance. Prior to that, he lived in Rochester, NY with his two older sisters and mother, all of whom he is very close to. Michael’s time at St. Bonaventure introduced him to core Franciscan values such as contemplation and solidarity with the poor. He hopes to apply these values, as well as his background in Clinical Psychology, to his position as a Case Worker at the Father McKenna Center. Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with friends and family, preferably in the outdoors.
Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School Coordinator
Marina Jerry graduated from Saint Michael’s College with majors in Political Science and Religious Studies. Prior to serving with DC Service Corps, Marina interned with the Catholic Campaign for Human Development anti-poverty program and engaged in short-term service projects both within and outside of her community. She is excited to dedicate a year to living out Catholic social teaching and being part of an intentional community. Marina will be serving at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School, where she will help coordinate the school’s Corporate Work Study Program.