What We Do

The mission of the Center for FaithJustice is to inspire the next generation of leaders by creating programs to serve those in need and educate for justice in the Catholic tradition.

Named for the biblical passage that inspired them, “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:26), our signature WorX programs unfold through week-long mission retreats incorporating equal parts direct service to those in need and intensive reflection on Catholic Social Teaching.  Read more.

Be sure to check out our WorX Summer Spotlight 2017 and help us spread the news of good worX in your community! Send us your stories of alumni in action.


  • “I love working with CFJ. JusticeworX trips aren’t just another service trip, but rather a true encounter with poverty and social justice.”

    School Partner
  • "WorX participants truly come home ignited – they are absolutely on fire to change the world."

    Parish Partner
  • “It is a pleasure to work with your students; they are kind, respectful, funny, and hard workers! It is clear that the chaperones have a great rapport with the students.”

    Community Partner
  • “Rise has been partnering with the Center for FaithJustice since 2012 and has hosted dozens of enthusiastic middle and high school students. Our clients and customers consistently remark that it is wonderful to see young people volunteering for a worthy cause.”

    Community Partner
  • “I want to commend you on ServiceworX. My son came home moved and changed. In his words, the week was ‘amazing’ and he ‘would love to do an additional week.’ That’s incredible, to hear a 13 year old boy so impacted, sharing details and stories with me. . . And this is a boy of few words!”

  • “LeaderworX challenged me, and continues to challenge me every day, to imagine the world I believe should exist, and explore ways to make it a reality.”

    LeaderworX Alumnus

As alumni of our WorX programs or the parent of alumni, you are a part of our CFJ family – a family of 5,000+ individuals that has been growing since 2000. For the past year, we have been working on a special project with a research team from the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy. A project that is focused entirely on YOU and the change you’ve made in the world.

Without further ado, the Center for FaithJustice in partnership with Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (LFSOP) invites you to participate in a study to evaluate the impact of our WorX programs and earn a $5 Amazon e-gift card.

We are eager to receive feedback from both alumni AND parents of alumni. If you were a participant in one of our programs, please complete the alumni survey; if you are a parent, please complete the parent survey. Your input is invaluable, not only to the future of our organization, but also to the field of faith-based youth programs.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and your responses will not be connected with your name or contact information. You can learn more about the surveys by previewing the alumni survey or parent survey.

In order to participate in this study, please complete the survey by 11:59 PM PST on December 1, 2017. Thank you for your help! We are looking forward to being able to share the impact of your experiences.

Magdalene Circle

The Magdalene Circle is a new initiative sponsored by the Center for FaithJustice, designed to bring together an inter-generational group of women of faith through a sustained commitment to philanthropy, young people, and servant leadership.  Join us on Friday, November 17th for a one-of-a-kind women’s only event featuring special guest Kerry Robinson.  We’ll be reflecting on St. Mary Magdalene, the essential voice of women in the global Church, and gratitude on the eve of Thanksgiving.  Please contact Stephanie Peddicord for more information: speddicord@faithjustice.org.


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Today's theme at #NCYC "Called to serve"!
How has your experience with CFJ/worX programs called you to serve? What's the story you have to share and inspire others to be called?
Don't forget to complete our parent and alumni survey so we can share with others how YOU have been called!
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FaithJustice Fellowship Program

The Center for FaithJustice is honored to welcome Krysta Ortiz as the 2017-18 FaithJustice Fellow. Krysta joined us as part of LeaderworX 2017 and we are blessed to have her stay for the academic year. Krysta will be blogging throughout the year, reflecting on life at the Casa, her placement at Catholic Charities, and her evolving FaithJustice journey.  Check it out and share widely with the young people in your life!

The FaithJustice Fellowship is an academic-year-long service immersion program for applicants of any age, from new college graduates to adults looking for service opportunities or a possible career change. The program runs annually from September – June 2018 in partnership with many neighboring community service organizations.  If interested, please contact Sabina Marroquin for more information.



Did you miss our recent front-page feature story in the Trenton Monitor?  Check out Publications and News to read this article and more.

The Center for FaithJustice is proud to be recognized by these and other mission-minded organizations.

Donations can also be mailed to our headquarters: 24 Rossa Avenue, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Please make checks payable to the Center for FaithJustice.  CFJ is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your donations are exempt to the extent allowed by law.

We could not do our good WorX without you.  Your gift matters!  Thank you for your support.