The Alumni Service Corps (ASC) is a post-college service program for Brophy graduates and graduates of other Jesuit schools.
Through their work as Brophy faculty members, ASC volunteers gain an important Ignatian service experience. The ASC volunteers also grow in their understanding of Ignatian spirituality through their community life and regular meetings with members of the Brophy faculty and the Phoenix Jesuit Community.
Brophy provides ASC volunteers with housing, a community car (and gas), health insurance and a modest monthly stipend. ASC volunteers are placed within the school according to their interests and skill sets, although each volunteer is involved in all areas of school life in some capacity: in the classroom, in co-curricular activities, and in the work of the Office of Faith and Justice. Volunteers might teach a class, assist with Loyola Academy, coach a sport, lead retreats and/or participate in immersion trips. In all activities the volunteers serve as mentors and role models for current Brophy and Loyola Academy students.
The commitment for an ASC volunteer is 11 months, from August through June. Volunteers will gather for an orientation retreat at the end of the summer and then will join the Brophy faculty for their back-to-school meetings before the start of classes. The ASC community will also have a mid-year retreat and a retreat to close the school year at the end of June. ASC volunteers will work during the month of June assisting with immersion programs, Summer Loyola Project, and the summer camp element of Loyola Academy.
Beyond the work, an important element of the ASC experience is life in community. All ASC members will live together and will be intentional about structuring time for communal meals, communal prayer and reflection, and communal recreation. The program is intended for three to five alumni who have recently graduated from college. ASC volunteers serve for one year and it is not expected or typical for Brophy to hire ASC volunteers at the completion of their ASC year. Volunteers are welcome to apply for openings that may exist.