Students volunteer at Operation Gratitude to support soldiers

In a warehouse packed with more than 300 volunteers, Alex Deronde ’17 grabbed a handful of 5-hour ENERGY bottles and stuffed them into a partially filled care package to which volunteers added sanitizing wipes and Halloween candy before shipping the boxes to a deployed soldier halfway across the world. “It felt really good to volunteer […]

Bake Sale Benefits Freedom School

Students raised money for the Freedom School Wednesday by selling baked goods on the quad throughout the day. The money raised from the bake sale will be used to fund a new book club for students who are participating in the Freedom School program. “It was a delicious way to support a great cause,” Michael Swerdlow ’16 […]

VIP club video to be screened at film festival

A film created by the Vietnam Initiative Project about Kiva, a non-profit organized to loan money to entrepreneurs in low-income countries, will be screened at the Fifth Annual Awareness Festival taking place from Sept. 11-21. The video, “My Aunt Kim,” is up for an award. “It’s really not about the awards,” Vietnam Initiative Project founder […]

Bridge to a Brighter Future receives $3,000 grant from Jewish Federation

Out of over 100 applicants, Bridge to a Brighter Future was awarded a $3,000 grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for winning the ChangeMaker Challenge.  The non-profit is comprised of 15 tutors and 15 students, headed by Andrew Ravan ’15, Elijah Akhtarzad ’15 and Alan Yousefzadeh ’15. Bridge to a Brighter Future […]

Take service seriously

When we students use our talents to do good for others and the greater community around us in areas that we are passionate about, we become passionate about and connected to the hands-on service that we’re pursuing. So, why is it then, that each year, nearly 100 students fail to complete the community service requirement? […]

SAAC initiates community service

The Student-Athlete Advisory Council has started a one-to-one community service initiative for all athletic teams. The council is trying to get all teams to participate in hands-on community service projects, unlike only walks or fundraisers which indirectly help those in need, SAAC senior representative Mintis Hankerson ’14 said. All athletic teams will take part in […]

130 students miss community service deadline

Approximately 130 students who missed the May 6 community service deadline this year were granted an extension until May 28 to complete their requirement. Seniors who fail to complete a half day of community service in a group of at least three other Harvard-Westlake students will not receive a diploma at graduation and their transcripts […]

Community Council to reward students for completed service hours

Monday is the deadline to turn in community service sheets to be eligible for the ice cream snack Dippin’ Dots, which the Community Service Council will provide on Tuesday to students who have completed their community service requirements. The sheets must be turned in to Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church’s office. Each upper school […]

Outreach Performers act, sing at care home

Members of the newly-formed club, Harvard-Westlake Outreach Performers, sang and acted at the Vista del Sol care center, a nursing home in Culver City on Dec. 15. “I’m very excited about the performance and having everyone get to show their talents and entertain the people there,” club founder Tiggy Menkir ’14 said. The ensemble of […]