Cristo Rey Jesuit Alumni Volunteer Program, now in its seventh
year of operation, was founded in response to the extensive
needs and limited resources of Cristo Rey. It has grown to
be a vital part of delivering a Jesuit education to the students.
As alumni/ae of Jesuit schools themselves, the volunteers
understand the nature of social justice and the mission of
the school and the program.
of the JAV Program
Members of the JAV program serve Cristo
Rey Jesuit High School for two years. The JAV program offers
a life-time worth of memories, meaningful relationships, and
the opportunity to impact lives for the greater glory of God.
Volunteers live in community across the street from the school.
Cristo Rey provides housing, health and dental insurance, car insurance for school vehicles and a monthly
stipend of $300. Also, loans can be put on forbearance for
Volunteers. Our volunteers also qualify to receive the AmeriCorps Education Grant for each year of service.
Volunteers perform a variety of services for Cristo Rey. As
Father Foley used to say, "The Volunteers are the backbone of
Cristo Rey." The goal of the program is to match the
needs of the school with the interests of the volunteers.
All volunteers help drive students to their Corporate Internship
work assignment in the morning or afternoon. Volunteers each teach an average of 2.5 classes. Volunteers in the past have
taught social studies, English, computers & keyboarding,
drama, civics, economics, expository writing, math, art, science, U.S. history, music and religion.
Volunteers have also extensively worked with the Corporate
Internship Program, the Development Office, Campus Ministry,
Retreat Programs and the Counseling Office. Almost all volunteers
coach sports or moderate extra-curricular activities like
Student Council, SADD, Spring Break in Appalachia, School of the Americas trip, school
and the chorus. For more information about the program, please read the FAQ section on this site, view the current JAV bios,
or request a brochure.