Upper School Spanish teachers Ileana Hernández Carafas and Pam Sheehy partnered with Caritas in Port Chester to create a special program that combines upper level Spanish with Public Purpose.
On Friday and Saturday, RCDS remembered and honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through dance, music, listening, critical thinking and discussion, and service to others.
Students from Coding for a Cause, an upper-level RCDS computer science course, are building an online application that will allow administrators at Caritas, a food bank in Port Chester, to easily track the number of meals served each day for planning and reporting purposes. The course connects RCDS coders with community organizations who partner to design and develop real-life applications that have a positive impact on others.
E. E. Ford Community Engagement Fellow, Nishan Shehadeh '19, was featured in Save the Sound's community newsletter. This summer Nishan collected samples of Long Island Sound water and analyzed them in the Save the Sound laboratory to measure human impact on, and the relative health of, the bays and harbors of Long Island Sound.
A-Chord with Kids, a volunteer program through which Upper School students share their love, knowledge, and appreciation of music with children at the Port Chester Carver Center, celebrated the conclusion of its 13th season.
In keeping with RCDS founder Susan Life's motto of "Not for Self, but for Service," members of the school community spend their Saturdays tutoring local families.
Congratulations to the 2018 Edward E. Ford Foundation Community Engagement Fellows on presenting their work with the RCDS community last week at the fellowship symposium. Over the summer, fellows partnered with local organizations to develop and implement innovative, sustainable projects that address the partner organization's needs.
RCDS' GOPiNK Club organized an Upper School PINK OUT to raise awareness about breast cancer.
On Saturday, September 29, over 80 members of the Middle School community came together at Our New Way Garden on New King Street in White Plains to harvest produce, plant asparagus, clear pathways, sort seeds, spread compost, and prepare garden beds for winter.
Twelve Upper School students collaborated with local community organizations to develop and implement innovative projects to address community needs.