Young Adult Service Communities (YASC) Network

Young Adult Service Communities (YASC) Network


Vision of the Young Adult Service Communities Network

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

"I'd almost given up on the church because I didn't see it 'being' the church. This experience has given me reason to believe."  - Melanie, former YASC intern



 Applications for 2016-2017 will begin in November. 


Learn More About Serving 

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 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

Finally, 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 21-31
  • Serve September - August
  • Housing, living stipend, health insurance provided


Follow the Journey! Intern blogs and news

YASC brochure

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2015-2016 YASC Host Locations

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

Community Agency Placements

The Church Council of Greater Seattle 

The Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness (SKCCH) 

Faith Action Network 

Unite Here!

The Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

Women’s Housing, Equality and Enhancement League (WHEEL)  


Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Church (Bethesda, MD)

*Application and placement process is separate from other YASC locations

Visit Westmoreland Volunteer Corps website for more information or to apply






Contact Info

Diane Dicken
Administrative Assistant for Finance & Program
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115

Contact Info

Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Team Leader, Global Sharing of Resources
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115