Community Service Day

Community Service Day

By Suzanne Gorman, Head of Downtown Campus

Please join us for Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 8th at 6:30 p.m.! We welcome parents to go through their children’s schedules, meet each teacher, and learn more about each class.

Our first Community Service day was Tuesday, and the energy at each site was fantastic, according to our faculty/staff leaders. Our sites this year are Gilda’s Club, Olmstead Conservancy, Project Warm, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Christian Care Communities, Louisville Grows, Kentucky Science Center, Louisville Nature Center, Family Scholar House, the Goshen Campus, Chestnut Street YMCA, New Directions Housing, Waterfront Botanical Gardens, Boys and Girls Clubs, St. Joseph’s Children’s Home, Americana Community Center, Family and Children’s Place, Heuser Hearing Institute, and We Act. Students and adults walk, TARC, or drive to their sites, and stay at the same one for each of our six annual Community Service days, all of which follow the same pattern of three classes, dismissal at 11:45 a.m. to service groups, and service work until returning to school for 3:30 p.m. dismissal. We have four days in the fall and two in the spring (to take advantage of generally better weather for our many outdoor-oriented sites). Devoting these six half-days to service is vital in demonstrating to students our commitment to volunteer work. Many groups will engage in projects to benefit their organizations beyond the tasks assigned to them during these sessions. See elsewhere in this newsletter pictures of some of our students in action!