So you have the skills to bring people together across lines of difference, and you speak the language of religious pluralism. What now?
Whether you’re graduating soon or well along in your post-college life, the IFYC Alumni Network lets you stay connected to the interfaith movement and the people who are living it out every day across the country.
Every day, IFYC Alumni are involved in helping to build a better, more interconnected society by advocating for interfaith cooperation on the job and in their communities, mentoring young leaders, leading important projects, and helping to lead the wider interfaith movement.
When you join them, you’re joining a passionate community of local and national leaders and continuing a commitment to the goal of interfaith cooperation. Sign up today.
Meet the Alumni Team
Andy Kirschner, Director of Alumni Relations, oversees strategy for engaging alumni of IFYC programs and supporting them as interfaith leaders in their careers. He brings years of experience helping individuals change the world through coaching, community organizing and social entrepreneurship. Andy is responsible for making sure the Alumni Network has access to a variety of leadership and professional development opportunities by building partnerships with graduate schools and providing direct support through IFYC Alumni programs. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling with family to new destinations and long runs through the diverse Chicago neighborhoods. After years of involvement in the Jewish community, Andy feels called to interfaith leadership as a way to lift up his religious and civic values as a Jewish American.
Hannah Willage, Alumni Relations Manager, supports IFYC alumni to use their interfaith skills in their careers, personal lives, and civic areas they feel passionate about. She worked for 15 years as a community organizer on a variety of issues with Russian-speaking refugees and students experiencing homelessness. Hannah earned her Bachelor’s degree from Knox College majoring in Mathematics and Russian. She supports the Alumni team in keeping track of our more than 1300 alumni and how they are continuing to develop as interfaith leaders in their lives after college. She enjoys playing and reading with her two children, and exploring all of the Chicago neighborhoods. To Hannah, interfaith leadership means being a good listener, being able to take risks, and having a genuine love of people.