The inaugural class of DC Service Corps volunteers joined us in late August 2015.



Josh Maxey

Josh is excited to use his gifts and talents towards the service of others during his time with Franciscan Mission Service. After graduating from St. Bonaventure University, Josh knew he was being called towards an experience of service. As one of the first members of DC Service Corps, Josh will have the opportunity to engage and assist those who are marginalized or experiencing poverty. His bachelor’s degree in political science enables him to pair his knowledge with his faith to make deeper connections with the individuals he will encounter. During his year with DC Service Corps, Josh will work at Street Sense, an organization which publishes its own newspaper that promotes awareness of injustice issues for those who are experiencing homelessness. Josh looks forward to exploring Washington, DC and growing in his faith while living in community.




Elizabeth Balboa

Elizabeth has a passion for leadership and service and is excited to be one of the inaugural members of DC Service Corps. This opportunity will allow her to pair both of these passions for the good of others. Prior to her arrival at Franciscan Mission Service, she spent time with an AmeriCorps program in Michigan. Elizabeth graduated from Grand Valley State University with a double major in journalism and biomedical sciences and a minor in religious studies. She will spend her year with DC Service Corps at Little Friends for Peace, a nonprofit organization which promotes interpersonal and inner peace to resolve conflicts in a nonviolent manner. Elizabeth is grateful for the opportunity at Little Friends for Peace as well as the chance to live in community.