Inspired by the Gospel and called to social justice, 12plus1 develops servant leaders who embrace a shared humanity and live as apostles through service, community, faith and love.


12plus1, Inc. is a 501(c)3 whose programming focuses on service learning.  It is our belief that through service, volunteers will gain a new perspective about themselves, promote unity and discover the movement of God in their own life and the world.  Our primary program is Discovery House a service-based gap year experience for ages 18-24 who live in community and participate in weekly formation.  Just Work is a volunteer experience for over 21 who commit to four hours of service weekly.  Service Days are a parish-based service immersion experience designed collaboratively with a parish or cluster of parishes.  Accompanying others in the joys and struggles of life will result in an expanded worldview, recognition of the nearness of God and acceptance of others.

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I do not know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
— Albert Schweitzer


Be the one!

12plus1 will impact the direction and priorities of your life.  Open to individuals of all faith traditions, as a participant you will:

  • Ponder the meaning and purpose of the human experience.
  • Discover your authentic self.
  • Make a positive impact in the lives of others.
  • Increase empathy and compassion.
  • Experience and value diversity, while advocating for unity.
  • Alleviate suffering for those who are hurting.
  • Integrate the value of service into your life.
  • Explore the nature of God and discover how faith fits in your life.
  • Discern a vocation and make a plan for what is next in your life.