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Service Learning

 
 
VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS
 
Service learning at Beacon Academy offers students a personalized approach to making a difference in the larger community, and as a school focuses on two 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’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 meet with our Service Learning Coordinator to establish a personalized plan considering 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’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.
 
SOME OF OUR PARTNERS
 
American Cancer Society Art Encounter
Citizens for a Greener Evanston (CGE)
Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse Y.O.U.
Evanston School Children's Clothing Association (ESCCA)
Treehouse Animal Shelter Syrian Community Network Open Studio Project
Connections for the Homeless/Hilda's Place Connections for the Homeless Junior Board
Bernie's Book Bank
Park School Family Focus Campus Kitchen at Northwestern University
Evanston Chamber of Commerce Random Acts of Flowers The Merion
Evanston Public Library Comer Children's Hospital at University of Chicago Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos
National Runaway Safeline NorthShore Evanston Hospital Just Meals at St. James Cathedral
YEA Festival Girls Supporting Girls Cradles to Crayons
Infant Welfare Society of Evanston YMCA - after school tutoring program  
 
Please contact Jori Witt, Service Learning Coordinator, for more information.