The Krista Colleague Program
Each year, The Krista Foundation selects 15-18 young adults nominated by professors, civic or church leaders to receive a Service and Leadership Development Grant and become part of the peer-mentoring community. Krista Colleagues serve 'in the field' with established service organizations such as Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Americorps, or Peace Corps. Before, during, and for years after their assignment, the Krista Colleagues engage with our Foundation programs in service ethics trainings and intercultural, faith, and leadership development opportunities. Many Colleagues also choose to write for The Global Citizen Journal, lead workshops, plan retreats, and mentor the new classes of Krista Colleagues as they prepare for and debrief service experiences.