Programs

Summer Service Projects

This commitment to educate young people and to empower them to have a transformative influence on their own lives and on the greater community stems from our founder, Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat. 

Goal 3: Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to a social awareness which impels to action. 

Criteria 6: Sacred Heart Educators work to develop in the students a lifelong commitment to service. 
For three decades, Summer of Service Programs have offered students in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools unique opportunities to experience Goal III. Each year, the variety of offerings for the Summer of Service Programs are designed by Sacred Heart educators in the Network of Sacred Heart Schools. 

Sacred Heart educators are called to prepare students to serve the common good in an interdependent world. Network Summer of Service Programs for students, rooted in the Goals and Criteria, have particular emphasis on social awareness, commitment to service, peace and justice, faith and spiritual development. 

Proposing a Summer of Service Offering
What starts as an idea at a school has the potential to turn into a wonderful Network-wide Summer of Service program! We encourage each school to propose a Summer of Service offering to create a variety of choices for our Sacred Hear students. Calls for proposals are sent out in the fall of each school year. 

Coordination of Summer Service Projects
We thank Jane Steinfels (jane.steinfels@shschicago.org) and Christine Crandall (christine.crandall@shschicago.org) from Sheridan Road who are coordinating the Summer 2021 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.