Our 2020-2021 Corps
85 young adults were deployed for community service through Episcopal Service Corps in 2020-2021. This Corps represented a diverse cross-section of young adults, representing 30 states and 82 different colleges and universities.
Just over half of the Corps identified as Episcopalian while the other half were Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, or of no faith tradition.
ESC in the Community
It takes a village to raise a Corps and in 2020-2021, ESC partnered for impact with more than 75 local non-profits, hundreds of church-related communities, and more than a thousand local volunteers and alumni.
Transformation is a core value of Episcopal Service Corps. That means transformation of self and transformation of community.
During the 2020-2021 year, Corps members committed thousands of hours in local and community-based nonprofits and churches. More than an internship, our Corps are empowered to engage site partners in transformative work in the community, bringing their unique passions, vision, and energy, while at the same time honing their leadership and professional skills.
Through their site placements, our Corps practice solving problems and celebrating wins with colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and skill levels. As a result, our young leaders experience firsthand the possibilities, rewards, and challenges of collaboration and diversity. We believe that helping Corps members refine their skills for learning to work together for the common good drives lasting social impact long after their ESC year ends.
What's Comes Next?
An important part of an ESC Service Year is vocational discernment. Every Corps member spends time considering next steps and how they are called to live the values of ESC through their employment. Following their ESC Year, our Corps members went onto serve in a wide range of capacities with more than half continuing to partner for transformation with local non-profit organizations.