Georgian Court University and the Center for FaithJustice invite you to apply for MercyworX

June 25 – 30, 2017

IMMERSE YOURSELF in a unique experience of direct service and Catholic social teaching … all while earning 3 college credits! MercyworX is designed to provide service-oriented high school students with a unique opportunity to live on campus, gain experience in a traditional university classroom, engage with community partners, and reflect upon these experiences with their peers in a retreat-style format.

Together with a leadership team from the Center for FaithJustice, participants will work with Georgian Court University faculty, students, staff, and administration throughout their week on campus in addition to two weeks of online instruction.

Admission to this pilot program is open to rising seniors and exceptional rising juniors.

Tuition & Fees: $1,000
Application deadline: May 12, 2017

Space is limited! Early applications are strongly encouraged and will receive priority consideration.

More Info:

The Center for FaithJustice (CFJ) inspires the next generation of leaders by creating programs to serve those in need and educate for justice in the Catholic tradition. Officially incorporated in 2008, CFJ’s founders boldly envisioned a radical approach to Catholic social teaching that would engage young people not only through intensive reflection and emphasis on catechesis, but also direct ministry to those in need. This vision has evolved into the “WorX” programs – ServiceworX, JusticeworX, and LeaderworX – for youth and young adults.

For information, contact:
Mary Ann Ernesto,

We welcome students who:

  • have an interest in and/or passion for social justice,
  • enjoy community service,
  • have a sense of adventure,
  • want to make the world a better place,
  • are interested in the intersection of faith and service, and
  • want to supplement his or her college applications with something truly exceptional.

Tuition & Fees $1,000

Application deadline May 12, 2017

Space is limited, and early applications will receive priority consideration.

Tuition and fees cover course instruction, campus housing, meals, and transportation to community service activities. Students will be taught by college-level faculty and supervised by professionals from the Center for FaithJustice and Georgian Court University staff.

Admission to this pilot program is open to rising seniors and exceptional rising juniors. Prior experience with service immersion retreats or exposure to Catholic social teaching is a bonus.

Each student will need to complete the Mercyworx application and obtain a letter of reference from a principal, teacher, or guidance counselor at their school or a parish leader.

Click on the links below to download the application and recommendation form in Microsoft Word.

MercyworX Application

MercyworX Recommendation Form

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