Boston, MA and Fall River, MA
“If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb
The Life Together Community is inspired by the ancient prophet Micah’s call to “do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly.” We are a Christian community of artists, activists, scholars, and ministers committed to both personal and social change. We believe God has a dream of liberation of all people and we are called to play a part in making this dream a reality. Our mission is to cultivate the next generation of prayerful and prophetic leaders, through integrating the contemplative, prophetic and communal practices of inspired leadership.
Life Together offers 18 first-year placements in Boston and Lawrence, and also offers 4 spots for 2nd-year fellows to go deeper into community life, leadership development and contemplative practices. Fellows live in houses with 3-7 other housemates.
Fellows range in age from 21 to 32 and come from a diverse range of racial, economic, geographic, and religious backgrounds. Each fellow has demonstrated a deep commitment to spiritual growth and working for social justice. During their year, Life Together fellows:
- work for social justice (in schools, non-profits, and churches)
- grow as leaders (through training and spiritual practice)
- live in community (with one another)
Life Together fellows work 32 hours each week in schools, non-profit organizations, or churches. Click here for more information on current positions. Some of the social impact areas for Boston fellows include education reform, youth leadership, healthcare reform, and environmental justice. There are opportunities for community organizing, direct service, or public policy work.
Fellows also spend one day per week developing the leadership skills, spiritual depth, and relationships that support Life Together fellows to become more prayerful and prophetic leaders. Fellows serve from mid-August through June. Just a few of our partners include:
LIFE TOGETHER—SOUTH COAST
Life Together—South Coast is currently recruiting for its fourth year in southern Massachusetts. LTSC is located in the gateway communities of Fall River and New Bedford (about an hour south of Boston and twenty minutes from Providence, Rhode Island.) These economically depressed urban areas pose many challenges and attract immigrants from all over the world to work in the fishing industry. South Coast Fellows will get an opportunity to work as pioneer leaders in these urban neighborhoods.
Working closely with local area non-profit organizations and faith communities, South Coast Fellows will focus on building grassroots leadership and organizing local resources to empower communities and work toward long-term change on a neighborhood level. The social impact focus areas are immigrant advocacy, youth leadership development, and economic justice.
Life Together—South Coast is a program of the South Coast Mission Hub, a strategic initiative of The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. The Mission Hub is a collaboration of churches throughout the South Coast region that are engaged in building community and developing mission initiatives which span across church walls and city boundaries. Fellows of the South Coast program will have the unique opportunity to work closely with local clergy and lay leaders, becoming active members of the Mission Hub. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to engage in grassroots social change!
Life Together—South Coast is also closely connected to the Life Together Community in Boston. All fellows will participate in Orientation together at the beginning of the year and then gather one Friday per month for a day of spiritual reflection, community building, and skill-based leadership training.