Mission Statement

We are Christ the King Service Corps. Living simply in a community of faith, we reach out in service to all people in our neighborhood, regardless of race, religion, age or status, to instill hope and create a brighter future for the city of Detroit and its residents.

History

The Christ the King Service Corps was founded in 2010 by the parishioners of Christ the King Catholic Church in Northwest Detroit with the hopes of supporting Christ the King School and other community organizations.

The inaugural group of five volunteers arrived in the Summer of 2010, with four out of the five deciding to volunteer for a second year. In 2011, the Corps grew to seven, with three new members joining the community. During the upcoming year, CKSC will continue to place volunteers at Christ the King School and as community organizers with MOSES, and expand to include new placement sites.

Where We Live

Detroit. Known as Motown, Motor City, or “The D”, Detroit has a rich history.  Despite having a reputation for abandoned homes and high poverty rates, Detroit residents take pride in their city’s past, and growing potential.  Still the home to the “Big Three” automobile companies (General Motors, Ford and Chrysler), Detroit also hosts a thriving music scene, a lively downtown, and a growing urban agriculture movement. Sports fans will enjoy the success of Detroit’s teams: the Tigers, the Lions, the Pistons, and the Redwings. The national media has also taken notice of Detroit’s recent growth: check out this article that ran on the front page of USA Today in October!
The CKSC Community House. The Christ the King community house is located on the campus of Christ the King Church and across the street from Christ the King School. The bungalow-style brick home has 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an open living room and dining room, kitchen, and furnished basement (complete with laundry machines). In the warmer months, volunteers can enjoy the small but sunny backyard, which hosts a 6×6 foot vegetable garden.

CKSC at a Glance

  • Affiliation: Christ the King Catholic Church
  • Size of Program: Long-term: 4 to 7 volunteers. Short-term: 4-7 volunteers.
  • Goal of Program: CK Service Corps will provide adult men and women an opportunity to grow spiritually while providing teaching assistance to Christ the King Catholic School or working as community organizers, and becoming involved with CK Parish activities.
  • Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
  • Current Placements: (See Volunteer Information for current postings)
  • Living Arrangements: Volunteers will live in community supporting each other, sharing chores and cooking together in a 6 bedroom house. Opportunities for faith sharing and spiritual growth will be available both within the CKSC community and Christ the King Parish.
  • Length of Service: Long-term: 1 to 3 years. Short-term: 1 year.
  • Service Area: Detroit, Michigan.
  • Requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age and a college graduate. Applicants for Christ the King School must be certified to teach.
  • Training: 1-2 weeks of job-specific training in August. Volunteer support & mentoring throughout the year Orientation to surrounding community. Spiritual development op