Be a part of something bigger, MercyWorks

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MercyWorks is a year-long program that offers a diverse group of highly motivated women and men – who have the desire to make a difference in the lives of hurting children and families in Chicago – a unique opportunity to gain professional experience while growing spiritually, personally and professionally.

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Explore complex social justice issues through weekly community nights, seasonal retreats, and learn about the social justice issues that impact our youth.
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Unpack the personal gifts of each community member through weekly community nights, meals, prayers, and seasonal retreats.
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Share spirituality through prayer, dialogue, and reflection with their housemates. All faith traditions are welcomed and appreciated.
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Interact in a socially responsible manner with individuals in their community and the world around them. This program value is much more than living minimally, it is an opportunity to choose a lifestyle that positively impacts the earth and humanity.
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Receive orientation and on-going training, supervision, and a professional mentor in the career or industry of their interest.
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Paid Expenses
Housing
Food
Bi-weekly stipend
Health and dental insurance
Transportation assistance
Loan forbearance assistance
Vacation time
Americorps Education Award
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Personal Growth
Weekly Community nights
Spiritual direction
Orientation and seasonal retreats
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Professional Growth
Opportunity for post-service employment with Mercy Home
Possible post-service education assistance
Professional training and mentoring
Supervision and support
Become a part of a 230+ network of working professionals in fields such as business, medicine, social work, education, politics and more
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