Alverno Seniors Make A Commitment to Give Back

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Alverno High School recently hosted its Fifth Annual Alverno Community Service Fair, which showcased the senior class’ self-created service projects ranging from fighting abuse and cancer to providing funds for schools and art programs.The fair grew out of Alverno’s senior theology course, Contemporary Social Issues, which asks students to explore the social justices that taint our world. To respond to these injustices, Alverno seniors have committed themselves to a service project molded by their own passions, ideas and care for the social issues in today’s world.At the service fair, members of the Alverno and local community came together to learn about and support the projects of these exemplary seniors at the Fifth Annual Alverno Community Service Fair. Individuals were asked to visit the tables for each project to learn more about the organization and the work that each senior did to support them.In addition to philanthropic support of the organizations at the fair, attendees were also given the opportunity to learn more about volunteering with local organizations that included Adopt-A-Family, Compassionate Rescue, Operation Foot Soldier, St. Vincent De Paul Society, and Young and Healthy. Alverno High School students are expected to contribute 20-50 service hours each to the local community each year, for a school wide total of more than 6,000 hours. However, last year Alverno students exceeded their goal by contributing more than 11,000 service hours to the local community and they are once again expected to exceed their goal.Many students have created their own small projects, ranging from educating individuals on illiteracy, fighting to end hunger, supporting individuals in recovery, those with incurable diseases, and cleaning up our canyons.“The Service Fair was a wonderful success and we are so proud of our seniors. All of our students as well as faculty, staff and community members, were able to browse over two dozen service projects. Each project was built to spread awareness and encourage action in regards to a specific social issue,” said Corinne Jimenez, Campus Minister. “The seniors were so passionate about these injustices and that excitement was spread to the younger students. It is often easy to lose sight of how powerful and intelligent a teenager can be in our society today. This service fair showed how wonderful, creative and socially aware high school students are and how much they can inspire those around them. It was a beautiful reminder of the solidarity and justice that is very alive in our world.”Julia V. Fanara, Head of School, said “The Service Fair is a perfect example of how one individual can make a tremendous impact on her community. Each of these young women chose a project that meant something to her and in turn made that project important to our entire community. A commitment to service and community is a basic tenet of our Franciscan and Immaculate Heart roots and just one of the ways Alverno empowers each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be.”About Alverno High SchoolAlverno High School is a Catholic, private, college preparatory school for young women dedicated to preparing them to function in a society as informed, knowledgeable persons, who have the requisite skills to make and implement mature decisions about complex problems. Enlivened by the spirit of its Immaculate Heart Community sponsors, and mindful of the Franciscan roots of its founders, Alverno’s program—academic, spiritual, aesthetic, social, and physical—is shaped by the staff, trustees, and students in light of the world for which the students are being educated. Alverno’s mission is to empower each young woman to be exactly the person she wants to be and since 1960, Alverno has empowered more than 4,200 women to meet that goal. For more information about Alverno High School, please call (626) 355-3463 or visit www.alverno-hs.org. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Community News Education Alverno Seniors Make A Commitment to Give Back Article and Photography by ALVERNO HIGH SCHOOL Published on Friday, January 16, 2015 | 12:38 pm Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Herbeauty10 Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He LovesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty14 Effortless Looks That Make Men StareHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. 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