Founded in 1999, The Micah Project is a ten-month residential fellowship of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and a partner project of the Episcopal Service Corps. Micah fellows live together in intentional Christian community, discerning their own vocational calls while serving the Boston area in site placements, with an orientation toward social and structural justice.
Fellows serve where the need is greatest. But their placements are also meant to be a place where they can engage in work that speaks to their heart, work that challenges them to ask big questions, and work that brings them joy. “The place God calls you to is where you deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet” (Frederich Buechner).
Site placements include both churches and non-profit community agencies. Interested organizations can apply to be a host site for a fellow. After sites have been approved, Micah fellows interview with at least five sites over the summer and are placed before their arrival at the end of August. Placement is done by Life Together staff and is based on preferences given by both fellows and site directors, as well as the projected fit between the learning goals of the fellow and the needs of a site.
All fellows will complete a learning agreement, along with midyear and final evaluations with their site supervisors.
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