Nazareth Academy seniors finish year with Circle The City project

Nazareth seniors participate in day-long community service projects at:
Wolf Road Prairie Restoration. | Provided
Nazareth seniors participate in day-long community service projects at: Wolf Road Prairie Restoration. | Provided

Every year, Nazareth Academy provides a service opportunity for seniors entitled Circle the City. This community-wide service project is aimed at reiterating to students that a Nazareth graduate is someone whose gifts are used in service of the community.

This experience embodies the Sisters of St. Joseph, who from their early founding, responded to the poor and to the needs of the times as they experienced hopelessness in the places in which they lived.

On May 16, (or on a date surrounding this event) every student from the Class of 2014 went to various sites throughout the Chicago area, where they responded to the poor and their needs. Teachers, staff, administrators, campus ministers and Sisters of St. Joseph are involved in the planning and implementation of this day.

Students and adult-leaders gave their time at the following locations: Aspire (Hillside), Cantata, Cardinal Bernardin Learning Center, Caring Place for Kids, Community Nurse Association, Hodgkins School, Meadowbrook Manor, Saint Cletus Food Pantry, Saint Frances of Rome Grade School, Saint Francis Xavier Food Pantry, Save the Prairie Restoration (Beamis Woods), and Scottish Home.

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