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Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality

Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality is a unique program which responds to the thirst of many Catholics to deepen their spiritual life as they give of their time and talent to serve those in need—the poor, the marginalized, and the socially vulnerable. The mission of the Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality program is to enrich the experience of committed volunteers, 50 or older, involved in community service, through a program of prayer and Ignatian spiritual reflection.
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Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. Each year more than 10,000 former gang members from across Los Angeles come through Homeboy Industries’ doors in an effort to make a positive change. They are welcomed into a community of mutual kinship, love, and a wide variety of services ranging from tattoo removal to anger management and parenting classes. Full-time employment is offered for more than 200 men and women at a time through an 18-month program that helps them re-identify who they are in the world, offers job training so they can move on from Homeboy Industries and become contributing members of the community – knowing they count!
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Ignatians West

Ignatians West is a program of service and spirituality offering mature adults, who are 50 years of age and over, the opportunity of serving the needs of people who are poor or marginalized, of working for a more just society, of caring for the earth and of reflecting in the Ignatian Tradition. Volunteers serve within schools, social service centers, hospitals and non-profit agencies throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
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Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center

The Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center acts for justice in the Church and in the world. IPJC is sponsored by 17 religious communities and collaborates with Catholic, ecumenical, interfaith, and other organizations in carrying out its work. Living out of a shared Christian faith tradition, IPJC recognizes and respects the dignity of all persons and all creation.
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Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative

Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative (JRJI) is a pastoral ministry of restorative justice that strives to heal broken relationships with those who are incarcerated and their families as well as victims of crime and their families through prayer, education, and advocacy. JRJI mobilizes constituencies to advocate for transformation of the justice system to become more restorative than punitive. We collaborate with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles through its Office of Restorative Justice. We share much with Homeboy Industries which seeks to serve those who have been released from prison. Ultimately, we all strive to help people find meaning in their lives and offer them a deeper alternative to life than gang membership and incarceration.
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Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest responds to local community needs in the Pacific Northwest by placing volunteers who provide value-centered service grounded in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Honoring the Divine at work in all things, we envision the Northwest as a sustainable region where all live in dignity, are treated justly, and actively contribute to their own empowerment and positive change in their communities.
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Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps

Jesuit Volunteer EnCorps members (JVEs) are individuals, 50 and older, eager to do “encore” work for the common good. They have either retired from their primary careers or have sufficient time outside their work hours to make significant commitments to the community. JVEs volunteer part time in their local communities and gather for monthly community meetings and three all-day retreats for enrichment and mutual support.
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Kino Border Initiative

The Kino Border Initiative (KBI) is a binational organization that works in the area of migration and is located in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The KBI was inaugurated in January of 2009 by six organizations from the United States and Mexico: The California Province of the Society of Jesus, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, the Missionary Sisters of the Eucharist, the Mexican Province of the Society of Jesus, the Diocese of Tucson, and the Archdiocese of Hermosillo. The KBI’s vision is to help make humane, just, workable migration between the U.S. and Mexico a reality. Its mission is to promote U.S./Mexico border and immigration policies that affirm the dignity of the human person and a spirit of bi-national solidarity.
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Proyecto Pastoral

Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission is a community building organization whose mission is to provide training, education, and social services with the Pico-Aliso/Boyle Heights district of East Los Angeles. Proyecto Pastoral coordinates five community based programs. Founded in 1986 by community residents and the California Province of the Society of Jesus, the ministry has grown into a highly effective community-building organization. Proyecto Pastoral is committed to involving local community members in the planning, design, and implementation of its programs. One third of the Proyecto Pastoral Board of Directors is comprised of local community residents responding to community identified needs, enabling Proyecto Pastoral to make a significant impact in the lives of local families. Anticipating the needs of the community enables Proyecto Pastoral in being an ever evolving organization whose success lies not only in being dynamic but understanding the real issues. Proyecto Pastoral serves more than 2,500 children, youth, and families annually through its five programs.
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Loyola Institute for Spirituality
Loyola Institute for Spirituality (LIS), founded in 1997, is located in Orange, CA. LIS provides many programs and services for individuals, parishes, and dioceses throughout Southern California and beyond.