Jesuit Mission

Alumni Service Corps

The Alumni Service Corps (ASC) is a 10-month volunteer program for St. Joseph's Preparatory School alums who have recently graduated from college. Alums work in a variety of different jobs at the Prep and are assigned responsibilities in co-curriculars, sports, clubs, retreats, and service projects. In return for this work, ASC members live in community together and receive housing and a stipend for food and other expenses. We are currently in our 29th year of the Prep's Alumni Service Corps.

The application is now available for 2023-2024 Alumni Service Corps.
A Brief History of the ASC
The Alumni Service Corps (ASC) at St. Joseph's Prep was established in 1994 under the guidance of President Rev. David Sauter, SJ and Director of Campus Ministry, Rev. Joseph Michini, SJ. Both priests fondly remembered a time when Jesuit schools had many young Jesuit scholastics. These scholastics lived in community, taught, coached, led retreats, moderated activities, worked in various offices, and contributed their youthful energy and enthusiasm to all aspects of the Prep. The decline in priestly vocations in the 70s, 80s, and 90s inevitably resulted in an absence of Jesuit scholastics.
The ASC was founded specifically for Prep alumni in order to help restore that youthful energy and enthusiasm formerly contributed by the scholastics. Now in its 29th year, the program has been very successful in serving the Prep community and in nurturing young alumni in their continued pursuit of being "men for and with others." It has served as a bridge between undergraduate studies and all the opportunities and challenges of the world beyond.
ASC members have served the Prep by teaching in all departments, working in every office, coaching/moderating countless activities, and leading Kairos and other retreats. At the end of their ASC year, most members enter graduate programs or begin their profession. Many ASCs have remained in education with several working at 17th & Girard.

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Now accepting applications for 2023-2024 Alumni Service Corps. Deadline to apply is January 30.
Congratulations to the following members of the Class of 2018 who have been chosen as Alumni Service Corps members for the 2022-23 academic year.
James Brenner
James attended Holy Child Academy in Drexel Hill and has completed his degree at Michigan State University with a major in Supply Chain Management and a minor in Spanish. He will be working in the Admissions Office as well as assisting in Mission & Ministry and Modern Language.
Riley Burns
A Strategic Communication major at St. Bonaventure University, Riley grew up in Havertown and attended Waldron Mercy Academy. He interned in the Prep's Admissions Office in the summer of 2021. He returns to Admissions and will assist the English Department and Mission & Ministry.
Stephen Dierkes
A native of Drexel Hill, Stephen was home-schooled, attended The College of the Holy Cross with a major in Classics. He will work in the Prep Advantage Program, share his talents assisting liturgies with vocals and piano and the Classics Department. Stephen's younger brother, Thomas, is a member of the Class of 2025.
Brendan Farrell
Brendan attended St. Bernadette School in Drexel Hill and obtained a degree from Saint Joseph's University with majors in Media Studies and Communications. Brendan will work in Athletics, Prep Advantage and Institutional Advancement. 
For more information, contact Mr. Daniel Ranalli '00
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