The mission of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is to support and strengthen those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ.

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Mr. Darius Villalobos

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

5 Questions to Learn More About Darius:

 

Q1. What is your Job Title?

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Q2. What are your responsibilities?

As Director of Diversity and Inclusion, I am responsible for NFCYM’s efforts to live into its values as inclusive and diverse organization. I support our members by helping them with resources, consultation, and training to serve the diverse realities of young people today. I am also responsible for our relationships with other organizations and institutions serving the multicultural realities of our youth and the Catholic Church in the U.S.

Q3. Why do you work for NFCYM?

Ministering with and advocating for young people is my vocation. Being blessed to grow up and serve in a diverse community, I find the opportunity that NFCYM has provided by creating this role to be an amazing gift to the field of Catholic youth ministry and to the U.S. Church. To help lead this important work is an honor and privilege and I am proud that NFCYM is taking a leadership role in helping the Catholic Church in the U.S. be a more welcoming and inclusive community to all our brothers and sisters.

Q4. What are your strengths?

My top five strengths are: Connectedness, Context, Relator, Learner, and Arranger. I love listening and learning from people and helping to develop relationships among the amazing people who are doing this ministry.

Q5. Contact me if you have questions about…

Contact me if you have questions about how to better support and understand the multicultural and diverse realities of your region or diocese, our translations and resources in other languages, and support of member serving cultural communities. You can also reach out to me on projects and initiatives like: Youth on the Margins, Fortaleciendo Familias en la Fe, Webinars en Español, the Cultural Diversity Youth Forum (NCYC 2019) and Intercultural Youth and Young Adult Encounter (USCCB – 2020), The National Dialogue, and the National Youth Ministry Awards.

I have worked for NFCYM since 2018 from Chicago, IL and can be reached at [email protected] or at 202-753-8920.