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Community Council members stand together during the toy drive Dec. 4. Donations were encouraged throughout the week.

Community Council organizes toy drive for families in need

Lyla Kavanagh, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer December 13, 2023

Community Council partnered with New Directions for Youth (NDY) to host a toy drive on the Quad from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7. Students were encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys for low-income families for...

Students helped pack kits for the LA Food Bank on Nov. 8. Community Council planned service events throughout the week.

Community Council hosts service week for students

Celine Wang, Layout Assistant and Staff Writer November 15, 2023

Community Council hosted its annual Community Service Week from Nov. 6-10. Students made 2,000 hygiene kits, packaged Thanksgiving meal kits and drafted letters for Hope in a Suitcase, a nonprofit organization...

Clarifying community service

Alden Detmer February 18, 2023

With the administration reinstating the hands-on component of the school's 12-hour community service requirement, volunteering in the community is as important as ever. Community service hours can provide...

MORE THAN A GAME: Students participate in the annual Community Service Week during a session of wheelchair basketball in Taper Gym. The game was part of a visit from Angel City Sports, which aims to familiarize students with athletic activities for the disabled community.

Community Council organizes yearly service week to encourage student participation

Saisha Kumar November 16, 2022

Community Council hosted their annual service week to introduce students to various community service opportunities from  Nov. 3-11.  The service opportunities are meant to facilitate giving back to...

Jo Grody 22, Shoshana Bernstein 22 and more pose during the Special Olympics track race.

Students engage in community service

Iona Lee April 27, 2022

Community Council organized Community Service Week from April 18 to April 23 in order for students to gain more community service hours before the May 6 deadline. The week opened with a community service...

Students wait in line during lunch for the Plant Power Food Truck hosted by Environmental Club.

Environmental Club hosts vegan food truck for Earth Day

Grant Park April 26, 2022

The Environmental Club hosted a Plant Power Food Truck on Friday to conclude a series of on-campus events including a clothing drive, a used battery drop off and plant sale throughout the week in honor...

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Spring Break-Down: Tree Planting Community Service

Jina Jeon March 24, 2022

Although we should all do our part to keep the planet clean throughout the year, spring is an exceptionally great time to pursue environmental projects. With Earth Day just around the corner, participating...

Club Leaders Aden Juda 22 and Julianna Ross 22 pose for a photo next to their Bear Boxes drive in support of A Place Called Home (APCH).

Bear Boxes Club hosts donation drive

Averie Perrin December 23, 2021

Bear Boxes Club hosted a donation drive Dec. 6-10 in support of A Place Called Home (APCH), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families in South Central Los Angeles recover from generational...

Dean of Students and ISIR Teacher Jordan Church converses with Matthew Messaye 22, before grabbing a Krispy Kreme donut from Community Council member Andrew Choe 22.

Community Council releases 2021 Thanksgiving Drive results

Kriste An December 7, 2021

Community Council organized a Thanksgiving drive on campus and encouraged students to donate canned goods and hygiene products to the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry from Nov. 9 to 18. The Upper...

Juniors make snack packages to donate to The Peoples Concern during their class meeting. Before making the packages, students had the opportunity to learn about homelessness and the mission of The Peoples Concern.

Annual Community Service Week takes place

Iona Lee November 20, 2021

Community Council organized the annual community service week, where the school hosts different programs and clubs throughout campus, from November 15-18. Community service activities were planned for...

Students partake in an outdoor trauma-informed yoga class, arranged by the Jenesse Center.

Community Council holds service event at Jenesse Center

Kriste An September 24, 2021

Community Council hosted its first event of the school year at the Jenesse Center, a domestic violence shelter, on Saturday. Established in 1980, the Jenesse Center is the oldest non-profit domestic...

On a dummy, an illustrated student practices CPR technique. With the new requirement, all students beginning with the class of 2024 will be trained in CPR.

School institutes new CPR community service requirement

Grant Park September 20, 2021

The school announced a new requirement for all upper school students to complete 10 hours of CPR/AED and first aid training before graduation in an email sent to students and parents Sept. 14. Dean...

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