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Volunteer Blog: A Change In Perspective

March 23, 2018

Earlier this month, the volunteers completed the process of becoming temporary residents of Costa Rica! In this blog post, Matthew reflects on how this change in perspective has allowed him to consider his experiences with his fellow volunteers and the larger Costa Rican community in a new way. Click here to read Matthew’s blog: A […]

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WFW: Marie of FC17 Syracuse

March 21, 2018

It’s all a gift. Read how this short statement not only shaped Marie’s year of service with FrancisCorps but also her experiences since completing the program. Everything is a gift. During my year of FrancisCorps, we posted those words by the doors of the volunteer house in Syracuse so that we’d see them every day. […]

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Volunteer Blog: The Glory of God Shines Brightly in our Dim Day to Day Tasks

March 16, 2018

For our most recent volunteer blog, Rachel reminds us to accept God’s invitation of being truly present in our daily routine. And, in doing so, falling in love with those small moments where His glory shines brightly. Click here to read Rachel’s blog: The Glory of God Shines Brightly in our Dim Day to Day Tasks

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WFW: John of FC10 Syracuse

March 14, 2018

Read how John’s year of service with FrancisCorps continues to impact his work as a doctor. My experience in FrancisCorps as a case-worker at Northside CYO helped sculpt an awareness of the barriers imposed by poverty, such as transportation, safety, lack of education, and proper nutrition.   This awareness has improved my ability to care for […]

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Our Application Just Got Easier!

March 12, 2018

Haven’t started your application yet? No problem! Applying to spend a year living in community, exploring faith and serving the poor like Saint Francis of Assisi has never been easier! It’s now as easy as 1-2-3! Our General Deadline is coming up March 31st. Interested? Learn more here! Explore the program… Learn about the service… Read […]

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WFW: Brady of FC17 Costa Rica

March 7, 2018

For this week’s Why FrancisCorps Wednesday, we are featuring FC 17 Costa Rica alum Brady Tulp. Read how Brady’s year of service gave her the opportunity to discover gifts within herself, her community and those she served at Santiago Crespo. Being blessed to serve in Costa Rica has not only given us the opportunity to […]

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Volunteer Blog: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the DMV

March 1, 2018

In our most recent blog, Malia who is serving at Refugee Resettlement in Syracuse, helps put a human face on the DMV, explains how it is such an important part of the Refugee process, and how she has had some amazing experiences with those that she serves there. Click here to read Malia’s blog: How […]

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WFW: Georgie of FC14 Syracuse

February 28, 2018

Read how Georgie’s year of service with FrancisCorps influenced her to pursue a law degree. A year with FrancisCorps transformed my conception of civic duty, especially regarding the quickening disappearance of affordable housing in my city – Columbus, Ohio. I was lucky enough to help shelter homeless women through my placement at the Dorothy Day […]

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Make History During Your Year of Service!

February 8, 2018

If you are a young adult, age 21 to 25, who is looking for an experience of intentional community and direct service to the poor, discover how over the last 19 years, we have had a proven track record of providing a great experience for our over 160 volunteers. There are wonderful opportunities for service […]

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WFW: Caroline of FC17 Costa Rica

February 7, 2018

Read how Caroline’s year of service with FrancisCorps influenced her to pursue a career in public health. FrancisCorps solidified for me the call to serve others through public health. After working for a year at Manos Abiertas with children with congenital birth defects and physical differences, I knew that I wanted to spend my life […]

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