Programs

Summer Service Projects

Simple Living, Positive and Open Attitude

For three decades, the Summer Service Projects have offered students in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools the opportunity to live Goal III in a very special way. This has consistently made a significant impact on the lives of all who have been involved as well as the school communities to which the students return. Each year we are proud to offer a variety of Network Summer Service Projects for our students. And, each year, we are grateful to the adults who serve alongside them. 

As we have negotiated the challenges of Covid-19, some of last year's projects were able to become virtual. Two of the coming years projects are intended to be virtual while others have the option to be virtual. (Some will only be successful in person.) We will continue to monitor the situation in the coming months and strive to have as many projects as possible take place this summer. 

This year's 11 projects - dates, descriptions, and locations - are listed in the flyer posted below.

We thank Jane Steinfels (jane.steinfels@shschicago.org) and Christie Crandall (christine.crandall@shschicago.org) from Sheridan Road who are coordinating these projects. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to them. 

Past Projects

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  • #3DNYC - Diversity, Differences, and Dialogue

    Convent of the Sacred Heart
    New York, New York
     
    Using dialogue training, direct service, and reflection, students dove deep into the eight social identifiers of diversity (age, race, ethnicity, ability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status). 
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  • #ProjectNAO

    Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
    Miami, Florida

    After becoming fully equipped with the features, limits and value of the NAO Humanoid robots, students then applied programming processes and their new skills to the needs of marginalized, inner-city children. 
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  • Juvenile Justice

    Sacred Heart Schools, Sheridan Road
    Chicago, Illinois

    To gain a perspective of the experience of a teenager in our nation’s criminal justice system, students looked at different support structures that work to help students who are at risk for a variety of reasons. 
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  • Turned Out: Modern Day Slavery – Humans Not For Sale

    Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart
    Houston, Texas

    Students met with various members of law enforcement, universities and non-profit organizations to learn what human trafficking is, how it happens, how to prevent it and how to assist survivors once rescued. 
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.