CENTER FOR FAITHJUSTICE
Rating: 4.95 stars 38 38 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Religion
Location: 24 Rossa Ave Lawrenceville NJ 08648 USA
Results: In Summer 2013, 655 middle school, high school and college students, along with their facilitators, contributed more than 16,000 hours of community service and engaged in an equal amount of justice education and faith formation.
Target demographics: teens put faith into action through service and social justice education
Direct beneficiaries per year: 650 teens learn, build community, grow closer to God, and put their faith into action through direct service
Geographic areas served: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Programs: JusticeworX, ServiceworX, LeaderworX, FaithJustice Xperience
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The Center for FaithJustice consistently provides programs that challenge students to rethink what they know about social justice, their faith and how those two things are inseparable. Their programs, especially Justiceworx, have shaped so many students into active, faith-filled stewards of peace, love, and solidarity. Their staff is extremely professional and prepared. They are the quintessential Catholic Social teaching organization in the Mid-Atlantic region and I will always make sure that my students have an opportunity to experience their good work.
Thank you SO much, we appreciate this beautiful review!
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The Center for Faith Justice is an outstanding organization which provides opportunities to experience authentic encounters in serving others. This is my third summer working as an adult volunteer. I drove middle school aged students to, and helped them at various work sites. (I have participated for one week each summer.)
Each week we spend our mornings fully engaged in working at one of 4 or 5 different locations serving others. For example, one morning we may go to a nursing home talking, playing games or doing crafts with aged people. Another we serve at a day camp for underprivileged students (K-8), or a pre-K program. Another we might serve at a home for disabled adults, a food bank, or weed a co-op garden which donates to local food banks. As a volunteer, I get to experience the same. Seeing young middle school students getting the feeling of what it is like to help others who are in need is quite satisfying.
In the afternoons, the students learn about the value of their morning experiences through intellectual and kinesthetic learning activities based on well designed lesson plans. As a Christian, I am able to participate in the most important of human endeavors. That is, in helping others.
Thanks so much, John! We appreciate all the volunteer time you give, and are blessed to have you as part of our team.
The Center for FaithJustice continues to inspire young and old to service and social justice. This small organization has profoundly impacted and changed my life. They are more than just a nonprofit organization, but rather, are a community of committed individuals dedicated to making the world a better place. I can't be more proud to be a part of this amazing community.
Thanks, Widian, appreciate it so much! We are so proud to have you as part of the community, too!
The Center for FaithJustice is a caring, passionate, and enjoyable organization and staff. As part of their LeaderWorX staff, I grew closer to God, my fellow staff members, the community, understanding of solidarity and encounter, and was able to meet some incredible teen and middle schoolers. I would highly suggest that if you have an opportunity to go on a retreat, volunteer, or be on the LeaderWorX staff...take it! It was definitely one of the best summers of my life, and there are many times I wished I lived closer to be apart of such a vibrant and amazing community!
CFJ undertakes a bold task in its mission to educate students about both faith and justice and far exceeded all expectations I had for a summer mission trip.
thanks, Stephanie! we were so glad to have you with us, and look forward to next summer!
The Center for FaithJustice is determined to plant the message of the Gospel by word and action into the hearts, minds, and souls of young people.
thank you for this review! we so appreciate it.
I participated as a volunteer for LeaderworX while in college and had an amazing experience! The CFJ creates amazing opportunities for people to fellowship and engage issues of social justice. They provided me with the tools to educate younger students while learning myself. Everyone should know and recognize this nonprofit organization!
thank you so much for this review!
The staff of the Center are highly motivated and dedicated to Catholic Social Justice Teaching. They provide both education and hands- on service opportunities to young people. The program is highly effective. Many of the young participants become advocates for justice and/or choose careers in services.
thank you so much!
I was a member of LeaderworX in the summer of 2013 and I came back for a week in the summer of 2014. The sense of community that is built is amazing, that is the only word for it. Every summer, the LeaderworX community is welcomed by CFJ staff members and volunteers and by the end of the summer, no one wants to go home back to real life. We all became very close and I believe that is because CFJ does a great job of providing a fun and safe space to live (the Casa) and also opportunities for us to serve together and build relationships. I want to do LeaderworX every summer.
On the other end, CFJ also does a great job with their programs run by LeaderworX, JusticeworX and ServiceworX. Every week with different kids always has the same result, close-knit groups, inside jokes, loving relationships, and most importantly, an experience based on social justice and service. We give the kids every opportunity to get fired up about social justice and the tools they need to continue service. I also love how many groups come back every year.
In short, CFJ is a unique organization that fills a need in the community for social justice and service opportunities. Secondly, the people they choose to lead these opportunities (LeaderworX) have a great time and build lasting memories and relationships.
thanks, Allie! What a beautiful review; we appreciate it!
I'm a Leaderworx 2014 alum, and the Center for FaithJustice is truly an amazing organization! I cannot put into words how grateful I am for this past summer. I have grown in my own faith, and watched middle school and high school students grow in their faith and love of service. An amazing organization!