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Meet the 2017 Ethnic Young Adult Intern Cohort

The Ethnic Young Adult Internship (EYA) program is for young justice seekers willing to unpack their faith and identity while working with an organization engaged in addressing social injustices. Interns are placed with advocacy, public policy, nonprofit and grassroots organizations where they work four days a week.

Your gifts to the World Service Fund apportionment helps agencies like General Board of Church and Society support future leaders of the United Methodist Church.

This year's interns are:

  • Engoma Fataki, member of the Missouri Annual Conference
  • Jeanne "Julliane" D. Osias, member of Guam United Methodist Church
  • Jasna "Jazz" Claudine C. Nicholas, member of the Philippines Central Conference
  • Khary Armster, member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nura Zaki, member of the Northern Illinois Conference and a native of Chicago, Illinois
  • Kevin John A. Maddela, member of the Northeast Philippines Annual Conference and President of the National United Methodist Youth Fellowship in the Philippines
  • Iris M. Gadsden, member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Skye Dixon, member of Fife Indian United Methodist Church as well as the Oklahoma State University UMC Campus Ministry and
  • Kendal L. McBroom, EYA Chaplain Intern Church and Society and is a native of Burlington, North Carolina

These young people will be working with various non-profit agencies in the areas of refugee and immigrant communities, climate change, environment injustice, voter suppression, democracy coalitions, adding voice to public policy, working with the NAACP, addressing US poverty and spiritual support.

Click here for more detailed information on our 2017 EYA Interns.

General Board of Church and Society website

One of seven apportioned giving opportunities of The United Methodist Church, the World Service Fund is the financial lifeline to a long list of Christian mission and ministry throughout the denomination. Through the Four Areas of Focus churches are developing principled Christian leaders by building an understanding that everyone has a role in God's work to transform the world and move people to take action.