Trinity Cleveland Urban Service Corps

 

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In August 2011, Trinity launched the Trinity Cleveland Urban Service Corps (TCUSC), a year-long urban service immersion program for up to eight young adults who live together in Cleveland and serve at local nonprofits working to rebuild the city. The program is part of a federation of Episcopal Service Corps projects around the country supported by Trinity Church Wall Street and overseen by a local advisory board. The program is designed to provide young adults the time, space and resources to discern one’s future and grow both spiritually and as a leader while living in simple, sustainable, Christian community and working in Cleveland’s local social-service agencies.

Home sweet home for the interns while serving in the USC

Each participant serves full-time at a different social service site placement around Cleveland. Participants live together in community in a house in the Gordon Square-Detroit Shoreway area. During the course of the year they participate in retreats, trainings, study and worship that explores the intersections of faith, service and community life. Participants need not be Episcopalian, but their shared community is based on Christian values and practices.

For more information about the TCUSC, contact the Rev. Sahra Harding at sharding@dohio.org or 216-774-0409.  To apply to the TCUSC or any Episcopal Service Corps program or to learn about the ESC as a whole, visit www.episcopalservicecorps.org. Cleveland nonprofit organizations interested in having a corps member serve with them can call or email Rev. Harding. Photos from the interns’ house are below.