Frequently Asked Questions

What is LeaderworX?

LeaderworX is a transformative summer program for young adults interested in living in community, sharing their faith, discussing social justice issues and doing service.

The program consists of two components, formation weeks and worX weeks.

What are the dates for LeaderworX?

There are three options for LeaderworX this summer:

Who can participate in LeaderworX?

We are looking for both Senior and Junior level participants.

In addition to the age requirement, applicants should:

Put another way, we are looking for people of faith committed to social justice and community. LeaderworX candidates recognize the essential element of community, are comfortable talking about their faith, and are passionate about issues of service and justice. Strong leadership skills, the capacity to take direction, and the ability to live and work with a diverse group of people is essential.

Who runs LeaderworX?

The Center for FaithJustice, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing transformative experiences of faith in action through service, peace and justice, sponsors the LeaderworX program.

What are the accommodations like?

LeaderworX participants will reside at The Center for FaithJustice’s facility in Lawrenceville, NJ - “the Casa.” LeaderworX participants share rooms with other members, and also have common spaces at their disposal. There is a kitchen available for all food preparation. The Casa is located in a quiet neighborhood, ideal for talking walks or playing outdoor sports. However, restaurants, bars, live music, shopping and more are all within easy driving distance.

Details on Room, Board and Stipend

Community members will be provided with free room and board for the entirety of their time in the program. In addition, a monetary stipend of $1,500 for a full summer and $1000 for 2/3 of the summer will be provided to each LeaderworX participant that is 21 years or older and who meets the driving eligibility requirements.

Can I have a job while I am at LeaderworX?

No. In addition to the fact that you will be very busy for the duration of the summer, community members are expected to spend time with their community when possible. It is also very important that you take time to relax, reflect and rest!

Can I have visitors?

Of course! Visitors are welcome, particularly during non-program periods. Due to safety guidelines and space limitations visitors will have to be cleared with the Program Coordinator. We will attempt to accommodate out of town guests, however incurred expenses (i.e. additional meals, activity fees, etc.) are at the expense of your visitor.

How do I apply?

The first thing you should do is read through the information on this site. Make sure you understand the nature of this commitment and that you are excited about the possibility.

LeaderworX applications operate on the following deadline schedule.  You can expect to be contacted about an interview within a week of the application deadline.  Please make sure to have your references submitted by the deadline, so that we may fully consider you (if you are having difficulty with this, please contact Kimby).  We strongly recommend applying for one of the first 4 deadlines.

October 3, 2014

November 21, 2014

January 9, 2015

February 20, 2015

April 3, 2015

***after the final deadline applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

If you are interested, complete the application and send it in to our Program Associate, Kimby Heil at kheil@faithjustice.org

 

Contact Us

24 Rossa Avenue

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

(609) 498-6216 / E-mail