The Commons Project

The Commons Project was initiated as a framework for approaching service learning, and civic and community engagement. The school  choose to interpret the idea of the “commons” broadly in examining our role as citizens of our school community and of the larger world as the work of building and sustaining thriving communities is both a local and global endeavor that belongs to each of us in partnership. While this work may take place within the space of a classroom, our neighborhoods, or across state lines or national borders, it is rooted in the foundational belief that “my humanity is tied to yours”– that the act of caring for the dignity, health, and safety of others is essential to realizing one’s own sense of place and purpose in the world and in creating vibrant, compassionate, inclusive communities.