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NFCRV Executive Director featured in Global Sisters Report story on student debt


Phil Loftus, NFCRV Executive Director, was interviewed about the Fund in the Global Sisters Report story "Organizations take on new ways to erase student loan debt for women religious." As Phil explained the problem to reporter Dawn Araujo-Hawkins:

What we're losing as a church is the energy and enthusiasm of young people, Their good work is being deferred due to this [debt] burden.

Take, for example, recent fund grantee Sr. Graciela Colon, a Sister of Christian Charity and immigration lawyer. Five hours a week, Colon provides pro bono legal services at an immigration resource center in Morristown, New Jersey. Loftus said it's unlikely she could afford to volunteer her time in that way if she still had a mountain of student debt to pay off.

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