Day of Service
In 2014 and 2015, Commonwealth took a day off from classes for a Day of Service to help their community. On these days, every student and teacher was matched to a location and project. Locations included shelters for women and homeless veterans, community agencies helping senior citizens, community gardens and farms, and daycare centers.
Senior Kevin Ballen originated the Day of Service a year ago, and organized this year’s day as well, lining up student leaders and faculty chaperones for each site.
The projects won’t all end after one day. Kevin says small groups of students will return to some locations throughout the year to continue their work.
Community Service has information about the school’s service requirement.
Commonwealth Cares is a student-run community service organization.