Service by Year
Remote Service Reminders
- While we have not been able to accept in-person service since March 2020, as of October 22, 2020, we are again able to support students in choosing in person service. Students are still welcome to fulfill their 2020-21 Service and Justice requirement through entirely remote service opportunities. Additional resources are posted to Google Classroom. If this policy needs to change given changes in public health guidance, we will notify students through Google Classroom, and update posts in Staying Connected and the website.
- We are supporting students in remote, contactless, and virtual service and justice opportunities. An ever-growing list of activities and agencies is available for students in the Service and Justice Google Classroom page, and here. Students are also welcome to propose their own project for review and approval.
- Service that is remote/contactless/virtual does not:
- Take place in-person at an agency (even if that agency is practicing physical distancing);
- Involve direct contact with anyone outside of your immediate family.
4 Years of Service & Justice
Jesuit’s Service and Justice Program options have been modified in light of COVID-19
Jesuit facilitates service and justice work in the community all four years of the student’s tenure at JHS. Through programming coordinated by the Office of Service and Justice through students are guided into direct service with our neighbors who experience acute need or some form of marginalization. Students are invited to serve with people experiencing chronic hunger, with children in under-resourced schools, with young adults living with developmental delays, with people living in homelessness, with elderly adults in assisted living centers, and with agencies responding to, as Pope Francis states in Laudato Si, “both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.” Students are also invited into the work of faith-based advocacy for justice.
Service is an active response to our faith; a faith that is inspired by and pursues the example of Jesus by feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick, and inviting the outcast into friendship. In doing this we are able to grow closer to God and all of God’s beloved creation. In giving ourselves away we receive more than we could ever imagine.
The Freshman Year Service and Justice requirement is minimal, but focused. It is coordinated with the student’s Theology 1 class, and involves a day of in-class preparation, a morning serving in the Sacramento community, and follow-up reflection and orientation to the Service and Justice Program.