CSEE Member Schools: $225
About the Event
Looking to breathe new life into your school’s community service? Join fellow service directors from around North America to re-energize, share ideas and network. This event will feature presentations by three experienced community service coordinators with carefully organized programs, and offer participants the opportunity to share favorite resources and activities.
Lower, middle and upper school faculty responsible for community service are invited. We have organized the event to meet the needs of new and veteran community service directors. Please be prepared to ask questions as well as share your best practices!
Mary Pashley is Director of Community Service at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut. She has led numerous community service workshops for CSEE, and has extensive experience planning service trips abroad as well as organizing local projects. Mary has authored chapters on community service for Avocus Publishing Company and consulted on publications covering ethical education and community service. She is known for her ability to look at individual schools and help them tailor programs to fit their unique school culture and circumstances.
Damaris MacLean, Director of Community Service at Nightingale-Bamford School, will discuss Nightingale’s “Agents of Change” class, required for all Class IX students, that focuses on education in the United States, involves working with reading groups at a nearby charter school, and is designed to inspire students to implement their own projects during the rest of their upper school years. She will also describe Nightingale’s philosophy about service, their Giving Tuesday curriculum, and other successful service projects for grades K to 12.
Susie Nordenger is Community Service Director at La Jolla Country Day School in La Jolla, California, and has been leading the N-12 program for 19 years. Because of the students' leadership in the program, the parents' support and involvement, and the school's commitment, service has become an integral part of who they are as a school and their role in the community. Over the years, service has become less of an "add on" and more of a way of life and natural part of the school culture. Among other things, Susie will address the power of a vision and long commitment to building a thriving program.
If flying in from out of town, LaGuardia Airport is the closest. The NYC Transit Bus M60 can take you from the airport to the school.
If flying into Newark Airport, hop on the NJ Transit Train into New York's Penn Station, and then transfer to the #1 train. Depart the #1 train at the 116th street stop, walk South to 114th street, then turn West toward the Hudson River. St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's is located on 114th between Broadway and Riverside Drive.
There are several hotels just a few stops South on the #1 train. Here are a couple of recommendations:
Days Inn Hotel, New York City - Broadway
215 West 94th Street
New York, NY 10025
209 West 87th Street
New York, NY 10024
250 West 77th Street
New York, NY 10024