To Be, Rather Than to Seem

Community Service

Let us extend a hand to one another...

-Mother Marie Rose

Students put the Gospel into action by practicing service. We encourage our students to choose volunteer activities that respond to various human needs, especially to people who are poor and marginalized in any way, and that show care for God's creation. Service is an encounter with God and a response to God's love.

In order to graduate from the Academy, each student is required to complete and log a minimum of 25 hours of service per year over her four years (100 hours cumulative). When choosing service activities, students consider how the activity fits with Jesus' Gospel teachings or the core values of the Sisters of the Holy Names. Students seek opportunities that extend to others beyond the AHN community through parish churches and local houses of worship (except for ministries during Mass or church services) and non-profits and charities.