Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

IRSC member Matea Gelić

Matea Gelić is the newest AmeriCorps IRSC member serving at the Center for Interfaith Cooperation. She graduated from IUPUI with a degree in International Studies/Global and Cross Cultural Interactions and minors in Religion and

IRSC member Ali Shafie

IRSC member Ali Shafie comes to the Immigrant Refugee & Service Corps from Nigeria, and after a career in the private sector.

IRSC member Nicholas Gilmore

Nicholas Gilmore is serving in the Felege Hiywot Center, which was set up by Ethiopian-Hoosiers and teaches all Indy kids about growing food

IRSC member Jacqui Langer @ Cancer Support Community

Immigrant & Refugee Service Corps (IRSC) member Jacqui Langer took time to tell us about who she is and why what she’s doing is important. Q: Who are you? Where’d you come from? Q: Why did

IRSC member Sena Ojo

Sena Ojo is an IRSC member who serves at Iglesia Nueva Creación where she helps foster good Health, Safety, Faith, Fun, and Education for multicultural development.

IRSC member Tendayi Bwititi

Tendayi Bwititi is an Immigrant and Refugee Service Corps Member who is hosted at the Center for Interfaith Cooperation. He works with the Faith Health Initiative, where he involved in scheduling regular team meetings, sending out

IRSC member Matt Ralls

Matt Ralls works as a Health Promotions Assistant for Community Health Network, one of the largest hospital networks in Indy.

New IRSC members and their hosts

CIC's AmeriCorps program, the Immigrant & Refugee Service Corps, cultivates community support to increase services, build capacity and strengthen the network of service providers who are addressing the needs of our immigrant and refugee population.

IRSC member Liz Irk

Liz’s duties focus on reaching out to immigrant and refugee communities impacted by cancer, including organizing cancer-related educational opportunities for refugees and immigrants, recruiting and managing bilingual volunteers, coordinating outreach interpreters and managing material translations

IRSC member Hanako Gavia

IRSC job title: Welcoming Indianapolis Coordinator at New Immigrant Center   Why she chose AmeriCorps service: “I am motivated more by helping people than by money,” Hanako said.   Why AmeriCorps and IRSC are important: “AmeriCorps helps builds organizational capacity.,” Hanako said.

IRSC member Mussie Zena

Immigrant Refugee & Service Corps member Mussie Zena serves at Catholic Charities, where he helps immigrants and refugees with employment appointments and interviews

IRSC’s Rose Ohiami

Rose Ohiami is hosted by La Plaza, where she assists families with completion of applications for food stamps, cash assistance and/or Medicaid, as well as Christmas and Thanksgiving programs.

IRSC member Lyla Spath

IRSC member Lyla Spath, hosted at the Center for interfaith Cooperation, shares the opportunities for service and learning that this AmeriCorps program provides.

IRSC’s Erin Tock

Erin Tock is a first year member of the AmeriCorps program, the Immigrant & Refugee Service Corps. Erin's host site is NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Indiana.

IRSC’s Damarius Johnson

First year IRSC member Damarius Johnson works with 300 8th graders with the Peace Learning Center

IRSC’s Eduardo Luna

Eduardo Luna is a first year IRSC team member whose host site is Big Car