The bulletin insert for October 22, 2023

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Episcopal Service Corps – Jubilee Year

Jubilee Year is an award-winning program providing a personally and professionally transformative service year to raise up a new generation of change makers for the world.

Spiritual Life at Jubilee Year

While Jubilee Year is rooted in the Christian tradition and continues to honor our Episcopal values, JYLA is intentionally committed to forming and fostering an interreligious community. Fellows come from diverse religious backgrounds – or none at all.

Jubilee Year Los Angeles participants
Jubilee Year Los Angeles participants

A year of service with Jubilee Year offers an opportunity for fellows to dig deep into their spiritual understandings and mindfully examine social issues that matter in order to reflect and grow. The fellows do this through the following:

  • A justice-centered frame
  • Care-filled mentorship
  • Structured dialogue
  • Respect for needed independence
  • Consistent guidance by our committed leadership team


Jubilee Year fellows serve full-time with community-minded organizations who can expand their capacity for change-making by teaming up with JYLA. More than interns, fellows are key team members who are empowered with leadership opportunities. They are given the ability to learn from the experience and passion of their service site while having chances to enhance the work of their partner agencies by doing the following:

  • Create
  • Innovate
  • Use their own skills

Life in the Jubilee Year Los Angeles community

Alongside the commitment to service, JYLA fellows live, learn, and play together in affirming, supportive, growth-centered intentional community. Fellows share meals and engage spiritual and shared learning practice at least once per week. They are matched with mentors who will walk alongside and support them and fellows engage regular conversation and curriculum with JYLA staff to supplement and enrich experiential growth.

In addition to a monthly stipend to cover expenses, Jubilee Year provides fellows with this:

  • Free, furnished housing
  • Coverage of all utilities, including cable and internet
  • A $600/month stipend
  • A monthly community fund of $50/fellow
  • Annual Metro Pass (public transit)
  • Esurance all of our corps members have coverage

Beyond financial benefits, JYLA provides fellows with the following:

  • Mentorship
  • Monthly group dialogue sessions
  • Quarterly retreats
  • Professional development
  • Extensive access to and interaction with our social and professional network built up over the course of over 25 years serving in Los Angeles

How to apply for Jubilee Year

Applications for the 2024-2025 Corps will open December 1, 2023. Visit ESC’s website to learn more about Jubilee Year Los Angeles or to take the ESC Discernment Quiz at

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