Since 2013, she has shepherded the community resource center that advocates for and empowers Latinos through integration and self-sufficiency. The non-profit organization in Brookline was begun by the Sisters of St. Joseph.
“Within the Latino immigrant people, I find a strength that is wrought of faith and suffering and love of family that is richly powerful, and I am committed to be a part of their welcome in our midst,” Sister Janice says.
Her outreach to immigrants formally began in 2003 at the Latino Catholic Community Office for Social Services, the first office in Pittsburgh to assist Spanish speaking-only clients. For her tireless work, Sister Janice has received numerous honors, including the prestigious John E. McGrady Award from the Catholic Youth Association.
Sister Janice previously served as teacher, vice principal or principal at Mount Gallitzin Academy (1983-85, 1987-90), Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (1985-87; 1990-93) in Miami, Good Samaritan (1995-98), and St. James (1999-2003). She also was a residential counselor at Girls Hope and a missionary in Brazil.