United Church of Christ

Young Adult Service Communities


Vision of the Young Adult Service Communities Network

Young adult leaders are transforming communities through a faith-inspired pursuit of justice, collaborative action and intentional living.



Intern Application open now for 2018-2019 
Placements made on a rolling basis until all openings are filled - Apply Today

5 Reasons Why YASC Was the Right Fit For Me

Named to the 2018 national class of Service Programs that Change the World

Certified by the Service Year Alliance

2018-2019 UCC's Young Adult Service Communities 
Leadership Immersion

National Network

Leadership Immersion at the Intersection of Church Life and Actions for a Just World for All

Young Adult Service Communities are unique opportunities for you to live in intentional community with others who share your commitment to service and social justice. Together, you will find the space to reflect on questions of meaning and to network for change.

Service and Justice Internships

The YASC network gives you the opportunity to grow professionally and change the world through intern placements with local nonprofit agencies, which are dedicated to justice advocacy and collaborative action.

Congregational Service


Your placement will also allow you the opportunity to grow spiritually and practice skills as you serve in a leadership position at a United Church of Christ congregation. Through this work you can see the convergence of church and world.

Conscientious Community

YASC provides you a space to grow personally by living in community with other young leaders, exploring together your direction, calling and future action in the world.

Basic Program Information:

  • Ages 21-35
  • Serve September - August
  • Housing, living stipend, health insurance provided

YASC brochure

YASC Network Local Programs

1. YASC in Minnesota  Macalester Plymouth United Church (St. Paul, Minnesota)

       2018 -2019 Community Agency Placements:

2. Westmoreland Service Corps  Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ  (Bethesda, MD)

      2018-2019  Community Agency Placements:

3. Justice Leadership Program - UCC YASC Consortium Churches (Seattle, WA)

2018-2019  Community Agency Placements:

4. YASC@Simsbury  First Church of Christ (Simsbury, Connecticut) 

    UCC News Coverage  "Interns Making Their Mark in Connecticut Community"

2018 - 2019 Community Agency Placements:

A Year with the Justice Leadership Program

Meet the 2017-2018 Interns

Seattle, WA - Justice Leadership Program
Erica West - Hunter Paulson-Smith - Bri Little - Amanda Agrellas
Daniel de la Rosa - Leda Zakarison - Renee Lumia

Simsbury, CT - YASC@ First Church, Simsbury

Anastasia Damyan - Bekah Anderson - Sarah Quinn Donnelly

St. Paul, MN - YASC in Minnesota

Emma Grisanzio


 Young Adult Service Communities Intern Updates 


young-adult-logo-final.jpgQuestions or Inquiries? Contact Mary Schaller Blaufuss, UCC Volunteer Ministries 
blaufusm@ucc.org or 216-736-3214