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Alumni Service Corps

The Alumni Service Corps is a ten-month program (August to June) for young Georgetown Prep graduates who are dedicated to service and community life. Participants work on campus and live in the residential dorms. In addition to housing, Georgetown Prep provides meals, medical insurance, and a modest living stipend.

ASC members work in a variety of roles at Prep, in the classroom, in Campus Ministry, in Residential life, in athletics, in extracurriculars, etc. Work assignment depending on an individual’s degree work and experience and Prep’s needs. Their work is complemented by a community and spiritual life program called Magis.

Andrew Aitken

Andrew Aitken '12

Georgetown Prep provided me with an incredible education, a passion for helping those around me, and a desire to grow in my faith, as well as life-long friendships and memories. I figured I should give back to a school that gave me so much, and the ASC opportunity seemed like the perfect opportunity to do so at this point in my life.

As a young man still grappling with my own future, I hope this ten-month service experience challenges me and helps me discern what I would like to do for the rest of my life. I hope the unique opportunity pushes me to grow spiritually, professionally and personally. Similarly, I hope I can assist the students of Georgetown Prep to do the same.

Service opportunities at Prep have been some of the best memories I have from my time there. Not only did these service projects connect me to the community being served, but they also connected me to my friends, classmates, and teachers participating alongside of me. I crave the sense of belonging that came from those service projects and I think volunteering with ASC will satisfy that all while helping communities in need.

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith '12

Georgetown Prep was not just a high school to me, but a place I called home. It was where I made some of my best friends, memories, and where my relationship with God truly grew. I cannot thank Prep enough for all the guidance given to me by the teachers, coaches, campus ministry, and the administration. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to put my experience and faith into action, by helping foster the young men at Prep into men for others, like so many did for me. I want to help others grow, as I did, mentally, spiritually, and physically.

I also (selfishly) am thrilled to be back at the institution I love so much so it can help me grow further, and make me become a better man for others. I believe it is our duty to use the mental and physical gifts that God has given us to help serve our fellow man and the ASC program is the perfect opportunity to serve the institution that taught me the meaning of service. I am extremely excited to have an opportunity to give back to the school that impacted my life so tremendously.

Robert Tatum

Robert Tatum '10

I spent a considerable amount of time reflecting on how I wanted to spend the year between my post baccalaureate premedical program and medical school. I decided that whatever I chose, I wanted it to provide me with the opportunity to assume various leadership positions, volunteer in the community, and gain valuable work experience. I knew that I would be coaching baseball at Prep during the year, and when I learned that the Alumni Service Corps provided young college graduates the opportunity to work at Prep, live in the dorms, do a wide variety of jobs and assume different leadership positions throughout the community, I knew that I wanted to be a part of it. I am most excited to have the opportunity to participate in and lead spiritual retreats and community service trips. Several of my most meaningful experiences at Prep were focused on service and reflection, like being a senior Kairos leader and going on the Ivanhoe trip after my junior year.

Serving others and reflecting on one’s self and experiences are values that have served as the foundation of my life and career choice, and it is a privilege to have the opportunity to live and strengthen those values during the upcoming year.

Applying to the Alumni Service Corps

1. Complete the application form.

2. Submit a resume and provide the names of at least three references.

3. Submit a letter expressing your interest, and a personal statement addressing the following topics:

  • What you would bring to the program;
  • What you hope to gain by being a part of it; and
  • Your experience and understanding of service.

4. Applicants may be invited to campus for an interview at a mutually agreed upon time. For more information about the Alumni Service Corps or the application process, please contact John Krambuhl, Director of Mission and Ministry, at 301-214-1275, or jkrambuhl@gprep.org.

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