The story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all. ~Frederick Buechner

Summers in Chicago

Jumping off the rocks at Montrose Harbor.

Nights around the patio campfire roasting marshmallows.

Gallery openings at Everybody’s Coffee.

Experiencing a resident from the shelter getting housed.

Bringing food to people who live under the bridge.

A Mexican popsicle or elote slathered in mayonnaise.

Early morning runs training with Team CCO.


These are just a few of the favorite things summer interns at JPUSA get to do. While either serving up great fair-trade coffee at Everybody’s or pulling T-shirts at Belly Acres, or answering phones at Cornerstone Community Outreach, or assisting with the Bridge Program—a typical intern day encompasses a kaleidoscope of urban experiences. There’s still time left—check out our webpage and consider spending a few weeks of whats left of your summer at Jesus People.

Jane Hertenstein

Communications at Wilson Abbey
Jane is not only our head morning cook at Jesus People, making the best biscuits 'n’ gravy in town, but she is also part of the Wilson Abbey Communications Team and a prolific author. Her books include Orphan Girl: The Memoir of a Chicago Bag Lady, and Beyond Paradise. She has written an eBook on how to write flash memoir called Freeze Frame which is available on Amazon. You can read more of her writing on her blog Memoirous.
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