Corps members live, serve, and learn together, growing personally and professionally through civic and interfaith engagement in an affirming and supportive intentional community.
This is NOT an internship - this is a year of intentional service, self-discovery, and personal growth. It's a year of transformation to build a community of changemakers.
Corps members serve full-time, 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, at greater Los Angeles area organizations where they are desperately needed. Corps members are placed in positions of leadership while being trained, challenged, stimulated, and deeply supported by mentors, community members, and staff.
From strangers to family, we take the formation of affirming, intentional community seriously. Every fall since 1991, JYLA has brought together young adults from all over the world who are looking to change the world and/or themselves. Through a social justice curriculum, fellowship, discourse, service, programming, and lots of trial and error, we teach our corps members how to live lives in service of their neighbor.
Social justice is in our blood. Not only do corps members get hands on experience doing equity and development work at our service sites, they also engage in impactful programming that stretches the mind and challenges norms. The JYLA network is huge and diverse, translating into countless opportunities to serve, learn, grow, and transform through service projects, community organizing, and coalition building.
We are looking for young adults on the journey to discovering their place in the world , who are excited by service, and who don’t mind getting their hands dirty along the way.
Specifically, we are looking for applicants who: