We don't just talk the talk. Our students also walk the walk and give back not only to our school, but to the community at large. Every student is required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of community service per year, though a majority of our students do much more than that. Through our relationships with numerous non-profit organizations, students are given a range of opportunities from volunteering at soup kitchens and organizing food, clothing and book drives, to building houses for Habitat for Humanity or responding to national disasters.
Service work can be completed over the summer, during D-Blocks, over a weekend, or with ongoing projects. Each student's interests can guide the work they do, and they can create an individual plan with the community service coordinator and their advisor to complete the requirements. Students who wish to get involved in a more comprehensive way may join the school's Community Service Learning Committee. Each year the student-led group designs and implements school-wide service learning and social justice workshops and events. In addition, they help develop a service learning vision for the school.
The Community Service Learning Committee also regularly maintains a CSW community service Facebook page during the school year and updates it with the latest news and opportunities.
No matter the path they choose or decide to create on their own, our students’ powerful capacity to make a difference in the world always inspires us.