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Social Justice & Community Partnerships

This course is for 12th-grade students that have demonstrated a commitment to the nonprofit sector through volunteering. This is an opportunity for these students to invest themselves and their talents to help further the mission of a single nonprofit organization.


In these year-long projects, students choose a field of interest in partnership with a nonprofit organization, deepen their knowledge of that field through a combination of research and hands-on experience, identify a specific problem or question within the field, propose a solution, and attempt to implement that solution in the form of a project or practicum.


During the first semester, students will complement their volunteer work identifying a specific need related to the organization’s mission. Students will formulate an action plan to meet this need based on their volunteer work and their research by the end of Semester One.


Semester Two is dedicated to the implementation and execution of the action plan. The course ends with a reflection of successes, failures, and findings.


Capstone Projects

Caroline O. '21

Junior Achievement of
Southern California

Using the world of business and personal finance, Junior Achievement teaches young people how to make smart financial decisions, plan for their futures, and inspire them to believe in themselves.


Mira K. '21

Korean American
Family Services

KFAM's mission is to empower underserved Korean American and Asian Pacific Islander families through culturally responsive programs.


Bella R. '21

I Stand With My Pack

I Stand With My Pack is a non-profit organization providing global assistance to save the lives of animals and prevent suffering and cruelty. ISWMP’s domestic efforts focus on the successful removal of dogs from LA city and county as well as other parts of California high risk kill shelters, assisting them through the rehabilitative process and successfully placing them in their forever homes.


Sophie S. '21


Jhpiego creates and delivers transformative health care solutions that save lives. In partnership with national governments, health experts, and local communities, Jhpiego builds health providers’ skills and develops systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families.

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