Service Learning

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Service learning at Beacon Academy offers students a personalized approach to making a difference in the larger community, and as a school focuses on a few non-profit partners each year that Beacon students and faculty will support on a regular basis to develop relationships and participate in consistent and meaningful service. This year’s partners are Evanston School Children’s Clothing Association (ESCCA), Family Focus, and Connections for the Homeless/Hilda’s Place.
Beacon Academy’s annual Service Learning Fair takes place each fall and introduces students to many of our 30+ non-profit partners. Following the fair, students are invited to connect with an organization based on student availability, transportation, interests, and previous service experience.

Additionally, students will be informed about both school-wide project based opportunities to serve such as the Empty Bowl Project, food or book drives, or community clean-ups and various opportunities that arise in the greater community. Many of these opportunities are planned and led by Beacon Academy’s Interact and SERVE Club, which focuses on leadership through community service.
Reflection on service is encouraged. Students who choose to document their service learning experiences using reflection forms can compile them in their personal service learning e-folder and will establish a comprehensive portfolio.
A Better Life for Kids Evanston Scholars
Park School
Art Encounter Expanding Lives
Paws & Claws
Bernie's Book Bank Family Focus Syrian Community Network
Campus Kitchen at
Northwestern University
The Harbour
Citizens for a Greener Evanston Girls Supporting Girls
The Learning Bridge
Early Education Center
Comer Children's Hospital at
University of Chicago
Infant Welfare Society of Evanston The Merion
Connections for the Homeless LUNGevity Foundation The Wasteshed
Cradles to Crayons Madonna Mission Treehouse Animal Shelter
Evanston School
Children's Clothing Association
National Runaway Safeline YMCA
Evanston Public Library
NorthShore Evanston Hospital
Young Evanston
Artists Foundation
Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse
Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos
Youth & Opportunity United
Open Studio Project
Justin Pitts
Academic Dean & Service Learning Coordinator
For questions about Service Learning at Beacon Academy?
Contact Justin Pitts