Community Service

One of our community's defining characteristics is a sense of compassion and commitment to serving our neighbors, both locally and globally.  Community service gives all members of the school an important opportunity to see the effect their lives can have on those in need. Our service projects reflect the particular concerns of our students, teachers, and parents.  Some projects are annual traditions; others arise out of our community's response to crises. 

This page highlights some of our local efforts. Click here to learn about our outreach to other parts of the world, including our St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's, India, as well as our pilot program in Haiti. Click here for our Haiti blog.

"What if, in the safe space we create as their teachers, we could show them how to live the Gospel, listening to and talking to strangers? Our sixth grade religious knowledge class is trying to do that in a simple way: listening to and talking to the homeless who spend their days in the Church basement next door to our school."
St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's celebrated Thanksgiving a day early this year, as always, with the annual Thanksgiving Food Chain and Concert. Students, parents and faculty donated hundreds of pounds of food and supplies to our neighbors at Broadway Presbyterian Church, whose Broadway Community Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen feeds hungry New Yorkers all winter long.
A schoolwide day of service united students and faculty in service to honor our patronal saints, Hilda and Hugh.
St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's Day of Service began with a stirring Chapel presentation by David Miliband, P '22, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee. "Our goal here as a school is to educate compassionate leaders who are equipped to change the world for the better," said Head of School Virginia Connor. "I hope our students were inspired by the IRC's incredible work and also by Mr. Miliband's example of sharing his talents with people who need them most."
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