A partnership with Christ the King Service Corps is bringing Voices for Earth Justice its first full-time community relations director.
Julia Hall, a 2018 graduate of the University of Dayton, will join the VEJ team in June. Christ the King Service Corps will cover most of Hall's salary and provide housing and transportation. Hall will live just a short bike ride from VEJ's Hope House & Gardens.
"We are so thankful to Christ the King Service Corps for choosing Voices for Earth Justice as a partner," said VEJ executive director BT Irwin. "Having Julia full-time and living in the neighborhood will help us be more responsive to what our neighbors need and want from us."
Hall will be responsible for most activities that enhance VEJ's relationships with people and places that are part of its mission:
At Dayton, Hall was an intern and volunteer at Mission of Mary, an organization similar to VEJ. She was also editor of an arts magazine and the student newspaper, an experience that will prepare her to take over all of VEJ's communications and media (like this website). She also participated in Dayton's Summer in Appalachia program, studied in Ireland, and was a leader of the River Stewards program.
Look for an interview with Hall in an upcoming post.