Episcopal Service Corps empowers adults 21-32 to transform unjust structures through community building, local collaboration, prayer, and action.
An ESC Year is not an internship. Our Corps members apply their passion, talent, and creativity in meaningful placements dedicated to building a just society while also honing their professional skills to prepare for whatever is next.
Young adults serving through ESC come from all over the world and all walks of life. What they have in common is their commitment to making a difference. For ESC, living together in intentional community means that Corps members commit to a year of growing, laughing, crying, playing, and supporting one another whether doing the dishes, in weekly house meetings, or on retreat.
Throughout the year, every Corps member is surrounded by mentors and leaders dedicated to providing opportunities for Corps members to dig deep into issues that matter to them, empowering them to do their part to address and change unjust structures. Joining ESC means that we take care of basic living expenses so our Corps can focus on transformation. Every ESC Corps member receives housing and utilities, insurance coverage, as well as stipends for food, living expenses, and transportation.
We embrace the opportunity to explore our spiritual journey. Our programs range from those that are centered on Christian practices rooted in the Episcopal tradition to those that are intentionally interreligious. Every year we welcome a diverse Corps from a variety of religious backgrounds all of whom share one common goal – exploring our spiritual connectedness and embodiment as a regular aspect of our common life.
Episcopal Service Corps values and celebrates diversity in all of God’s creation, strives to build programs reflective of Beloved Community, and commits to creating affirming space for all, particularly BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ persons. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or ability.
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