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Community Action and Service collects shirts for Haiti

Community Actions and Service met Oct. 24 to count and fold the shirts.

Anna Nowakowski, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Community Action and Service's first event of the year was a t-shirt drive to help children in Haiti.

Hands-on service project is for the birds

Members of CAS gather outside to make bird feeders.

Jenny Sogin, The Rubicon Editor

May 8, 2017

Community Action and Service made bird feeders to hang around the Randolph campus.

Service Fair brings 16 organizations to students

Organizations with interests ranging local to international tabled in Briggs Gymnasium on Nov. 30 for the first ever Service Fair.  “The hope of the service fair is to combat against the idea that service is just for sophomores, and to help engage students in all grades in service,’’ Community Action and Service advisor Mollie Ward said.

Nitya Thakkar, Staff Writer

December 3, 2016

Community Action and Service groups coordinates with 16 organizations in the Twin Cities to introduce students to service options.

Gallery: Service Day makes an impact

Senior Sami Brattland works with a partner at Lyngblomsten Retirement Community to make colorful clay beads. The beads will go to children with cancer or long-term illness around the country.

The Rubicon, Editors and Staff

March 10, 2016

St. Paul Academy and Summit School's Community Actions and Service groups organizes service day every other year.

Soles for Souls shoe drive ends sucessfully

The  Varsity Soccer teams and Community Action and Service teamed up to organize a Souls4Soles shoe drive during Homecoming week.

Dianne Caravela, Feature Editor

October 2, 2015

Soccer teams organized a drive to combat poverty via footwear for the underprivileged. The drive ended on Oct. 2.

Higher volunteering expectations needed to build student buy-in

Students are constantly wrapped up in trying to find intellecual, philosophical, and policy-based solutions to major problems in classes; as a result, they fail to recognize the change they could make with hands on volunteering in the larger communnity

The Rubicon Staff

February 12, 2015

In order to shape "the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world," SPA must emphasize community service more than it does now.

Adopt-a-Family promotes giving during holidays

Freshmen ned Laird-Raylor and Turab Naqvi wrap presents for Adopt-a-Family with their advisory in the cafeteria on Dec. 10. The event is hosted by Community Action and Service.  “We want to put a large emphasis on local action and local volunteer work and we know that these gifts are going to families that are in the Twin Cities,” CAS president Samantha Linn said.

Stephanie Li, Staff Writer

December 12, 2014

Students gather together for the annual wrapping party on Dec. 10. Festive paper rustles as gifts, including an assortment of toys and necessities, are enveloped in pretty decorative wrap. The Adopt-a-Family program provides an opportunity for students to help families have a better holiday by providing gifts.

Students need to step up to the plate for volunteer service

Considering all of the time SPA students spend on their own interests and advancement, it is only reasonable that they devote some time to helping others as well.

Noor Qureishy, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014

All around the world, there are people who need resources, education, funds, even a safe place to live. Although students at St. Paul Academy and Summit School can’t help everyone in need, Service Day, organized by Community Action and Service (CAS), aimed to improve the local community. The day dedicated...