Community Service Programs at Hillside are designed to develop students into socially responsible citizens of all communities of which they are - and will be - a part. Through various community service initiatives, students are taught that community-conscious acts can make a meaningful difference for their family, for Hillside, for their community and for the world.
Fall 2011 Community Service Day - Tuesday, November 1st
Giving back to surrounding communities
Under the direction of Hollis Brooks, Assistant Dean of Student Life and Leadership Instructor, Hillside students make frequent trips to local Assisted Living Homes in the greater-Marlborough area. Students compassionately help residents at these facilities as well as join in on activities (such as Bingo) and entertain residents with talents such as playing the guitar.
As the opportunities arise, Hillside students volunteer at local events such as Senator Eldridge's annual Senior Conference which is held locally. If you are affiliated with a local group or organization that would benefit from the help of Hillside Students, please contact the Student Life office at (508) 303-5727.
Ninth Grade Community Service Initiative
All ninth grade students participate in the Ninth Grade Community Service Initiative. Each month, students' stewardship is of a specific area of the community. Their consistent efforts throughout the year, give them the opportunity to be role models to the rest of the community as they demonstrate Hillside's core values. Ninth grade students attend to the stewardship of their assigned area between 7:45 - 8:00am each week day morning.
School-Wide Community Service Days
A day each trimester is dedicated to community service. On these designated days, students and faculty are assigned, by advisory group to an on-campus or off-campus project. Off-campus projects often include volunteering at local places of worship, libraries, soup kitchens, and assisted living facilites. On-campus projects often include, library clean-up, renewing gardens, and assisting in seasonal farm maintenance.