Social Justice and Service take on a new meaning and varied look at each School of the Sacred Heart. Each school develops Goal Three through volunteerism and service at local food banks, elder and youth community organizations, annual collection days, hosting bake sales, supporting schools in the United States and Third World countries, raising funds for building needs and equipment, sponsoring student education, responding to various needs dictated by current events and other fund raising items to support justice and peace.
Typically, students through all academic levels at a Sacred Heart school weave learned and applied skills within the context and development of concern and solutions for hunger, poverty, conservation, homelessness, pollution and other injustices. Sacred Heart students are moved to act not just out of a random sense of social justice but out of a view of the Christian gospel and a call to share the heart of Jesus.
Schools of the Sacred Heart commit themselves to educate to a social awareness which impels to action.
• The school educates to a critical consciousness that leads its total community to analyze and reflect on the values of society and to act for justice.
• The school offers all its members opportunities for direct service and advocacy and instills a life-long commitment to service.
• The school is linked in a reciprocal manner with ministries among people who are poor, marginalized and suffering from injustice.
• In our multicultural world, the school prepares and inspires students to be active, informed, and responsible citizens locally, nationally, and globally.
• The school teaches respect for creation and prepares students to be stewards of the earth's resources.