Imagine graduating from college and instead of spending a year traveling or starting that first job on your chosen career path, you decide to move to Los Angeles to become a front-line social service worker for the homeless?
Each August, Chrysalis welcomes a new crew of passionate college grads that do just that. Hailing from the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, the Episcopal Urban Internship Program and Vincentian Service Corps, their enthusiasm is infectious. These millennials bring their tech-savy and social media know-how direct to the clients, helping them nagivate the digital age of job-searching.
The Year-of-Service Volunteer Program has become much more than a way for Chrysalis to continue to grow its services – it’s a part of our culture. Watching the next generation of leaders take an active interest in changing the lives of clients inspires staff and volunteers alike.