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Jonathan Walton

Jonathan Walton is Intervarsity's New York City Urban Project Director. Jonathan has worked to call students and volunteers to put their faith into concrete, sustainable action for the last 7 years, first as a member of World Vision's Speaker's Bureau and now as Director of InterVarsity's NYCUP. He is also the author of three books of poetry and short stories. The latest, "Legal: The First 21-Years" is available at all booksellers. Walton is available to speak on a variety of topics, not limited to but including: The Gospel of Jesus Christ, the arts and faith, "hard questions about God", justice and poverty, creative activism and strategic development. Presently, he lives with his wife Priscilla in Jackson Heights and looks forward to making Queens as much like Brodnax, Virginia as possible. Walton is also available to teach poetry workshops and guest lecture at every level (references available upon request). After much prayer and consideration, Walton has made a 20-year commitment to His service to God and those who have yet to know Him.


    There Are Two Groups of People in Ferguson IMG_0779

    I heard about Michael Brown on Facebook. I went to and began to read. Then I went to Twitter to get the latest and I went from vacation to anger in LTE speed on my iPhone. My mind immediately went to Eric Garner, Trayvon, Amadou and my own experiences as a black male in [...]

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    NEWSFLASH: Jonathan Walton featured in ReWrite Magazine! 1399268_10100805299210864_1894674377_o

    …“It’s impossible to change the world without having been transformed by the love of God,” Jonathan says. “You can change it. You can make the oppressed the oppressor, but you won’t actually bring peace. I am unashamed to say that people who don’t follow Jesus are not going to transform the world. They will change [...]

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    What Are Our Students Doing This Summer? Ask Katelyn Babyak. 1939474_10201626214639002_406050671_n

    For the past 6 years, NYCUP Summers were filled with Hope Fairs, prayer meetings and deep conversations about race, gender, stereotypes, and JESUS. There were also random dance parties, movie nights, and LOTS of photos.   So, since NYCUP Summer is not happening this year, what are students up to? Well, 2 Spring Break alumni, [...]

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    “My Release, After My Genogram” jonathan waltonbwmic

    When I was 16 years old I wrote “My Release”. It was my first attempt after watching Saul Williams in “SLAM” to write a slam poem of my own. A slam poem, much like the hip-hop culture that I embraced at the time, was all about the “battle” and proving yourself to be better than [...]

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    Wanna help out with NYCUP, Logoff and more??? 10389175_10152207599194786_952596939006979586_n

    NYCUP is bigger than it’s ever been and we want to be sure that it’s better than its ever been! That means we need help.   On July 26th, you’ll be able to contribute your time and energy towards transforming the lives of those around in and around our city. InterVarsity is the largest campus [...]

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    Do you like soccer? Come play, coach and make $500! NYCUP 2013

    Watching the World Cup is a good thing; but playing soccer is so much better!   What if you could spend a week coaching the next Lionel Messi, Tim Howard or Cristiano Ronaldo? Well, we’ve got your chance!   Interested? Here are the details: August 18-22, 8am-4pm in Inwood Hill Park.  $500 stipend, lunch every [...]

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    We LOGOFF App Update 1375649_10152020060658969_185586607_n

    Since December 2011, we worked to create concrete practical steps on fighting exploitation of people and the planet. Our hope was to develop a native app for smart phones that would aid in this effort. We created a prototype and now we are due for an upgrade.   While we do this, we will be [...]

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    How Many People Came to Chipotle? How Much Money Did We Raise? 10389175_10152207599194786_952596939006979586_n

    From 6pm-10PM, 300+ people poured into Chipotle! Thank you so much for your willingness to come, bring your friends and EAT EAT EAT!   We raised $1646.25 and surpassed our goal of 300 people! We are so grateful for your generosity and support! Click here if you didn’t get to come, but still want to make a donation! [...]

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