In the 2017-2018 program year we have three ministry partners where our Servant Year Fellowes give volunteer service: St. James School, St. Mark's Church and the Church of the Advocate. We are grateful to our partners for sharing in ministry with us.
Saint James School, Allegheny West
Allegheny West is located in upper North Philadelphia and is one of Philadelphia's most diverse neighborhoods. The community is full of potential, which Saint James School hopes to nourish through its work as a faith-based middle school committed to providing a challenging academic program to traditionally under resourced students. Fellowes serve as co-teachers in the classroom and provide academic enrichment through programs that reflect a talent, skill or interest of the Fellowes. This year there are offerings in photography, drama, basketball and a girl's group.
Saint Mark's, Center City
Just off of Rittenhouse Square, Saint Mark's is located in Philadelphia's bustling Center City district. Centering around Anglo-Catholic worship, Saint Mark's celebrates mass daily and has established numerous outreach programs and ministry partners. Whether serving soup on Saturday or feeding the hungry through The Food Cupboard, Servant Year members join a community committed to caring for Philadelphia's most vulnerable populations.
Church of the Advocate
Located near Temple University, the Church of the Advocate is a welcoming community dedicated to spiritual enrichment, human services, community programs and the pursuit of social justice. The Advocate Center’s After School Program is a comprehensive youth development program that supports youth achievement holistically-physically, mentally, academically, emotionally and socially. Offering a full Mighty Writer's Workshop, tutoring, sports, visual and performing arts and leadership training ,the Advocate Center supports students and gives them the tools to be successful in school, at home and in life. Our Servant Year Fellowes are starting a Boxing Program at the center and an Adult Remedial Reading program at the church this year.