“They know they are fortunate white interlopers in a city that isn’t theirs, working with populations that may or may not be open to their good intentions.”

Want an inside glimpse of a year of service program? Check out this article from Washington Post! It’s about the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, but it sounds like my housemates and I are having and will have very similar experiences.

“She feels wildly underqualified, but that’s the point. Otherwise, she’d be in her comfort zone.”

“They’ve jumped right into deep philosophical conversations, but they don’t yet know each other’s personal histories, bathroom habits and breaking points. They’re just discovering each other.”

“Simple living.

They might cut their own hair, or not cut it at all.

They will curb their coffee habits and forget the college-caliber drinking.

They will be fine with showering while two others are using the bathroom sink.

They will distinguish their wants from their needs, and this will bring them closer together.”

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2 thoughts on ““They know they are fortunate white interlopers in a city that isn’t theirs, working with populations that may or may not be open to their good intentions.”

  1. Hi Natalie, I’m not sure how you stumbled across my blog, but thanks for following – I hope you occasionally find things there you like. Best wishes and all of God’s blessings throughout what I’m sure will be an incredible year serving as a YAV! Grace and peace – Dwain Lee

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