Community Service

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet sponsors Carondelet High School. Taking inspiration from the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Carondelet High School has deeply embedded Community Service in the curriculum, co-curricular program, religious practice, indeed in our tradition. Community Service is a multi pronged program.

Service Opportunities

A caption under a portrait of Mother St. John Fontbonne, Foundress of the Sisters of St. Joseph, reads, "Woman of Heart, Woman of Courage, Woman of Faith." Carondelet students seek to emulate the Foundress in their commitment to service.


It is worth noting that Carondelet High School does not have a community service requirement for graduation. A requirement is not necessary for young women of heart, courage and faith. Well over ninety percent of Carondelet students perform community service from their hearts.

A battery of clipboards lines the wall of the counter in the Community Service Office and students may come in and sign up for special events for example the race for the cure to support the Breast Cancer Foundation. There are multiple opportunities for the students to be of service to the dear neighbor after school and on weekends.

Curriculum

In the senior year, students may choose to earn five of the ten units required for Religious Studies by going off campus during their Religious Studies class period to serve the dear neighbor in one of the many approved sites near the campus.

These students are supervised and evaluated by the staff at their service sites. The Coordinator of Community Service visits the students at their service sites once a quarter, the Administrative Assistant to the Coordinator of Community Service visits the students once a month.

The academic requirements as well as other pertinent information may be had by clicking the following link.

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"The Congregation of the great love of God and neighbor is expressed through devotion to St. Joseph, practicing unity and reconciliation, being all of which woman is capable in serving the dear neighbor without distinction."

Jean Pierre Medaille, S.J.,
Founder of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Service Opportunities


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  • Bake cookies for the Monument Crisis Center’s Senior Moments Program.
  • Tutoring at the Concord Library every Wednesday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tutoring foster children at Families First Homework Club every Tuesday and/or Thursday from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Crafts and tutoring at St. Peter Martyr’s Extended Care Program Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (or longer). Pick the day that works best for you.
  • Building Blocks Day Care – Open Monday through Friday until 6:00 p.m. Pick the day and time that fits your schedule.
  • Oak Park Convalescent Hospital – Open every day. Visit with the residents.(Weekend opportunity.)
  • Sunrise Assisted Living – Open every day. Visit with the residents, play games, etc. (Weekend opportunity.)