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Service Learning

Service Learning

helping our community

Grade-level Service Projects

Presbyterian School considers its commitment to community service an integral part of the school's overall educational philosophy, program, and curriculum. Our service learning activities foster community service, compassion, reflection, and collaboration, supporting the school’s core values of compassion, respect, and reflecting God’s love.

Many of the organizations we serve are intentionally chosen because of the proximity to our school. We believe in hands-on service learning opportunities that our students can participate in on regular basis where they live and learn. Helping others does not always require traveling great distances but can be about simply walking next door to help a neighbor. Organizations in the Museum District that we serve include The Nehemiah Center, Emergency Aid Coalition, Main Street Ministries, the Houston Zoo and The Summer Institute.

Our goal at PS is to have every grade level, PK3-8th grade participate in a service learning opportunity. Through individual, small group, and school-wide acts of service, we help all members of the Presbyterian School community develop the belief that giving back is a lifelong responsibility.

Service Drives

Book Drive

Books Between Kids: Books Between Kids is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 to serve Houston’s at-risk children providing them with books to build their own home libraries.  Website: https://www.booksbetweenkids.org 

Shoe Drive

Emergency Aid Coalition: The Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC) is an interfaith organization that collaborates to provide temporary assistance in the form of food, clothing and other basic needs, with an emphasis on serving the working poor. Website: https://eachouston.org 

Supplies Drive 

The Summer Institute: The Summer Institute is a not-for-profit educational enrichment program serving under-resourced students in Houston with two major components: a. a six week, intensive summer program where students take part in math, science, language arts, and holistic wellness programming; b. a set of Saturday tutoring sessions that occur twice a month during the school year to ensure students continue to thrive and receive support after the summer concludes. Website: https://www.summer-institute.com/

Homemade Hope: Homemade Hope exists to support these vulnerable children so they not only survive but thrive. Through a unique program of culinary arts and educational support that reaches beyond the walls of the shelter, Homemade Hope provides foundational childhood experiences to strengthen children against the insecurity and tumult of their daily lives. Website: https://www.homemadehope.org 

Food Drive

Kids’ Meals’: Kids’ Meals’ mission is to end childhood hunger in Houston by delivering free healthy meals, year-round to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children and through collaboration provide their families with resources to end the cycle of poverty. Website: https://kidsmealsinc.org