Summer of Service

For three decades, Summer of Service Programs have offered students in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools unique opportunities to experience Goal III.
Summer Service - New Supports & Informational Meetings 
Rooted in the Goals and Criteria with an emphasis on Goal III, Network Summer Service Projects are intended to provide students with immersive learning experiences that promote the inherent dignity of all humans and deepen students’ understanding of service to others. During these projects, students from across the Network come together to examine varying social justice issues and consider different world realities. These programs encourage critical analysis, informed action, and civic responsibility through direct service, advocacy, proximity, or community partnerships.

Summer Service Projects are sponsored by the Network and hosted by individual schools across the United States and Canada. Each fall, the Network office invites all schools to consider offering a project for that summer.  Network Summer Service Projects are valuable experiences that have been serving Sacred Heart students for over 30 years. These Network sponsored projects would not be possible without the vision and leadership of Sacred Heart Educators and our schools’ generosity. The Network is incredibly grateful to all who participate in these projects and our partnership supporting young individuals. 

The Network is currently conducting a three-year review of Summer Service projects. As a result, we hope to create new support structures that allow for project sustainability and growth. The new Summer Service Project manual will be sent to schools by mid-September, which will detail these new support structures and additional changes. 

We will also be hosting informational meetings for faculty members interested in hearing more about Summer Service projects and these recent changes. For more information on these meetings and Summer Service projects, click here. 
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Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.