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community service Eastside:Community Service


An integral part of an Eastside education, community service provides a framework for students to develop a lifelong commitment to giving back. Collaborating with other volunteers and community members also strengthens students’ leadership and communication skills, and can be a very gratifying experience.

One student shared the following about our community service program: "Every month, I spend a Friday afternoon handing out food to people in my community who are in economic need and have children to support. When I was younger, my family also benefitted from similar programs, so to be able to give back to those who are in that situation is very fulfilling for me."

Students participate in community service throughout their time at Eastside, volunteering and writing reflections about their experiences. During their junior year, all students complete CARE (Community Action and Reflective Engagement) projects, which require them to take on longer community service commitments focused on a single organization and create deeper reflections that they present to younger students.

Service activities include tutoring at our local elementary schools, volunteering at food banks, and acting as mentors to younger children, among other opportunities.

During the school year, our student-led community service organization, Interact Club, coordinates several school-wide community service days, including the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day.

If you know of a community service event, project, or program that might be a good fit for Eastside students, please contact:

Amairany Fuentes
Student Services Coordinator
phone: (650) 688-0850 x112

Eastside admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Eastside does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.