Summer Service Learning Course Offering

This summer Ms. Weed and Ms. Quinter, two exemplary members of our history and social sciences faculty, will address pressing issues faced by those who are on the margins in our immediate community.

June 10-21  |  8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $1,000
Credit: Students in this class will earn a one-half (1/2) academic credit, plus 40 service hours.

At the conclusion of each course, students will be challenged to advocate for the causes they encountered in the form of a final project.

Students can participate in one of our two Summer Service Learning Courses:

  • Seminar in Urban Studies: Food Justice

Ms. Weed’s course will examine food insecurity in Philadelphia by combining classroom instruction and service work with local nonprofits to learn what food insecurity is, the populations it effects, the causes, and the policies designed to address it.  

>>Click here to register for the Food Justice Course.

(Please note: 10 students max are accepted into this course on a first come, first serve basis.)

  • Seminar in Urban Studies: Elder Care

Ms. Kathryn Quinter’s course will center around Elder Care in Philadelphia by combining classroom instruction and service work with the elderly in the community to gain a greater understanding of the challenges, issues, and needs facing the elderly as well as their professional and family caregivers.

>>Click here to register for the Elder Care Course.

(Please note: 10 students max are accepted into this course on a first come, first serve basis.)

Click here to read reflections from last summer's course and to view photos.

St. Joseph's Preparatory School
1733 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel: 215.978.1950
fax: 215.765.1710
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