Last Week of School: Log your Service Hours!

It’s time to log your service hours for the 2012-2013 school year! This week is your last chance to do so before report cards are printed and sent home. Remember, you must complete 100 service hours before graduation. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Visit the CSH website here to log your hours! 


Service Site Spotlight: St. Vincent de Paul Society

For Community Service Day, Mr. De Anda’s group will be working with the St. Vincent de Paul Society at their shelter facility in SOMA. From their website:

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco is a leader in providing shelter and services to those suffering from poverty, homelessness, addiction and domestic violence.  Through individual assistance, community engagement and volunteerism, we help those in need become self-sufficient, reducing the harm they cause to themselves and others, while consistently treating all of our clients with dignity and respect. The Society feeds, clothes, shelters and provides services to more than 1,000 men, women and children in San Francisco every day.

Learn more on their website at:

Service Site Spotlight: St. Anthony Foundation

For Community Service Day, groups from CSH will take part in two different service projects: Ms. Denny’s and Ms. DeMartini’s groups will serve in the St. Anthony Dining Room. Ms. Dobel’s and Mr. Grant’s groups will assist in the senior center.

From their website:

In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, the mission of St. Anthony Foundation is to feed, heal, shelter, clothe, lift the spirits of those in need, and create a society in which all persons flourish. We are committed to providing the poor of San Francisco with basic needs and services as a gateway to reclaiming their sense of dignity and progressing towards stability.

Learn more on their website at

Service Site Spotlight: SF Food Bank

On Community Service Day, Ms. Asdourian’s, Ms. Garlinghouse’s, and Ms. Symonds’s groups will sort and distribute food at the San Francisco Food Bank.

From their website:

The SF Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin. It’s a huge job that’s only gotten harder as our community struggles with a prolonged period of economic distress and record numbers of people are pushed to the point of hunger. Thankfully, thousands of caring donors and supporters have rallied around the Food Bank and enabled us to scale up our operations to meet the need. With 120 employees, 25,000 volunteers each year, and 450 partner organizations throughout the community, the Food Bank is vital lifeline for people in need of food assistance.

Learn more on their website here:

Service Site Spotlight: Project Open Hand

On Community Service Day, Ms. Garcia’s group will travel to Project Open Hand to serve food. From their website:

Since 1985, Project Open Hand has been providing “meals with love” to people living with serious illnesses and to seniors in San Francisco and Alameda County and has served as a model for over 100 organizations all over the world.

Learn more on their website here:

Service Site Spotlight: Raphael House

On Community Service Day, Ms. Simpson’s and Ms. Wells’s groups will visit Raphael House to engage in a cleaning project. From their website:

Raphael House, the first shelter for children and families experiencing homelessness in Northern California, provides an environment of loving support where families are able to move toward brighter and more hopeful futures. The mission of Raphael House is to help at-risk children and their parents achieve stable housing and financial independence, while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity.

Learn more on their website here:

Service Site Spotlight: On Lok

Ms. Munda’s group (led by the intrepid Ms. Blears!), Ms. Velante’s group, and Mr. Stafford’s group will be spending Community Service day working with seniors at two On Lok locations. From their website:

On Lok Lifeways provides primary and specialist medical care, dentists, podiatrists, eye doctors, hearing specialists, physical therapists, prescription drugs and more. We also organize social activities and serve nutritious meals.

Visit their website to learn more here: