Community Joins Global Sacred Heart Network for Day of Action
Community Joins Global Sacred Heart Network for Day of Action

Celebrating 200 years of Sacred Heart education in North America, the Convent & Stuart Hall community spread out across a long stretch of waterfront to clean up trash on Global Service Day.

On a bright and sunny Saturday morning in the southeast corner of San Francisco, over 200 faculty and staff, students, parents, alumni and friends of the school turned out to clean up a stretch of waterfront in honor of the 200th anniversary of the day St. Philippine Duchesne opened the first Sacred Heart school in North America.

Global Service Day
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To celebrate that milestone, the international order of the Society of the Sacred Heart organized a Global Service Day, a major effort to mobilize more than 150 schools worldwide for 24 hours of collective action on September 15. Each school was prompted to identify areas of need and to then take practical steps to develop a purposeful Global Service Day project.

Click the ribbon heart icons to read about other Global Service Day projects. Data source: A Network of Sacred Heart Schools spreadsheet populated by participants before Sept. 14, 2018 at 12 p.m. Note: Original entries have been edited for length and clarity.

Convent & Stuart Hall, in conjunction with California Coastal Cleanup Day and Literacy for Environmental Justice, a local nonprofit that organized the cleanup and promotes eco-literacy through educational activities, focused on removing trash and debris within the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area.

Photo credit: Harris Rutherford, Grade 12