Since returning to school, students have picked up where we left off with regard to service in the community. Read about our experiences with Heal the Bay, National Park Service, Homes 4 Families, Project Angel Food, Good Shepard Shelter and the West Valley Chamber of Commerce...
Southern California is famous for its beaches, so a beach cleanup at Zuma with Heal the Bay was a natural fit for us. From the water to the forest, our girls also worked with the National Park Service at Potrero Creek in Newbury Park, watering over 1,500 newly planted oak trees.
Royals were able to continue giving back with Homes 4 Families, which is an organization associated with Habitat for Humanity that builds homes for veterans. Students headed out to Palmdale for three consecutive days to lend a hand and some sweat equity in support of this worthy initiative. In the vein of helping others, our girls also spent a day prepping meals with Project Angel Food, which provides meals for homebound individuals in the Los Angeles area.
We recently forged relationships with two new organizations which provide more volunteer opportunities for our students. On two of the hottest days of the month, our seniors worked with the West Valley Chamber of Commerce on a beautification project near the Louisville campus. Students cleaned, raked, and even updated paint in our neighborhood. The Good Shepherd Shelter in Los Angeles is also new to us and gave our girls a chance to work for three days at this transitional shelter to benefit those who have been affected by domestic violence.
The students expressed gratitude for their ability to give of their time and energy to help community members and the environment.
Louisville High School is a private, Catholic college-preparatory school for girls in grades 9 through 12, located in Woodland Hills, CA. Louisville educates young women in a vibrant, supportive learning community guided by the mission of the Sisters of St. Louis to “work toward a world healed, unified and transformed.” Challenging academics and caring faculty empower each student to develop her confidence, integrity and faith to meet the needs of an ever-changing world.