Jacob grew up in Long Island, NY. He attended Merrimack College, where he studied Criminal Justice and Criminology. Jacob will be serving in San Diego at St. Patrick’s School teaching PE and Computers. He chose to be an Augustinian Volunteer because he wanted to make a difference in the world. He is looking forward to living on the west coast, learning how to surf and meeting new people.
I, Jacob Robinson, commit myself to be an Augustinian Volunteer, to do something bigger than myself.
Share one of your favorite quotes.
“Greater love has no one than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” John 15:13
How did you develop a passion for service?
I realized after doing three service trips through campus ministry at Merrimack College, that I wanted to do something much bigger than myself. I wanted to give back to others just like others had done for me. My passion to serve is something I was born with and will always serve in other ways too.
Name one of your favorite musical artists.
2 Pac and Travis Scott
What’s a favorite book of yours or a recent book you’ve read?
“Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins
Share an issue you’re passionate about and explain why.
Police brutality. I want to break the cycle of both the African American Community distrusting police officer but also try to find a system that gets rid of racist police officer who may target African Americans and officers who truly not fit to be officers. In doing so I hope to also break the racial tension in our country too.
Best moment as an AV to date?
Going to Saints’ Friday night football games
What do you like most about living in your new city so far?
Since San Diego is called a “Navy Town” I feel like I am already at home, since I want to go after this year of service. I love being able to live on the West Coast for a year and get to meet new people, try new foods and not see snow!
One word that describes your community-living experience is…