For 30 years, Sacred Heart Schools throughout the United States and Canada have offered Network Summer Service Projects (NSSP), for rising sixth-12th grade students, that integrate community service, justice education, and meaningful community engagement on a particular theme.
Network Summer Service Projects
Every year, the Network of Sacred Heart Schools offers Middle and Upper School students various opportunities for service and social justice education during the summer. Students are welcome to apply to participate in a network summer service project.
In addition to serving the poor and marginalized, it is hoped that students experience a personal transformation by living in a communal setting, practicing simple living, and maintaining a positive and open attitude. One of the great benefits of each service project is the opportunity to develop new friendships with students from across the country who come from a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Questions about the Network Summer Service Projects may be directed to Dr. Potter at x4757. For more information visit the Network website.
Current and Past Service Sites
- Transformed and Transplanted: The Dichotomy of Gentrification / Miami, Florida
- #3DNYC / Convent of the Sacred Heart, New York, New York
- Making in Houston / Regis School, Houston, Texas
- Juvenile Justice / Sacred Heart Schools Chicago, Illinois
- Poverty, Race & Culture in New Orleans / Duchesne House, New Orleans, Louisiana
- Sustainability and Service / Duchesne Academy, Omaha, Nebraska
- Food for Thought / Newton Country Day School, Newton, Massachusetts
- St. Madeleine Sophie Center / El Cajon & San Diego, California
- Food in the City / Sacred Heart Schools Chicago, Illinois
- Healthy Waters and Coastal Restoration / New Orleans, Louisiana
- Hearts Fighting Hunger / Suwanee, Georgia
- Food Deserts in the Land of Plenty / Chicago, Illinois
- #ProjectNAO / Miami, Florida
“My experiences with the Sacred Heart Network Summer Service Projects have been so significant to me because they have pushed me outside of my comfort zone.” Clara Parsons '18
“I quickly bonded with the other girls, sharing our similar experiences within the Sacred Heart Education. With girls coming from California, Chicago, Nebraska, New York, etc., I was able to form many deep friendships and I continue to be in contact with everyone from the trip. ”Sherry Deng '18