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Brittany Stokes is sitting in a red chair, holding up her invitation to serve at City Year.

Brittany Stokes '17



Outcome Opportunity:

Service Commitment




City Year

Committed to Service Before Law School

Brittany Stokes ’17, a criminal justice major from Philadelphia decided to take a gap year before law school to pursue an opportunity volunteering with City Year, working with children in under-resourced Philadelphia schools. Her mission is to enhance the educational experience of school children, work with teachers and run after-school programs.

Inspired by Service at SJU

Brittany was inspired to apply to City Year after her Service Learning experience at Families Forward, a transitional shelter for women and children, and her Weekly Service activities at Samuel Gompers Elementary School.

How Did Your SJU Education Impact Your Career Goals?

“The criminal justice department does a great job of engaging its students and instilling in us that we can make a difference in our field.”