Community Service Programs and Organizations

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Taft's Community Service Program is the practical embodiment of the school motto, Not to be served but to serve. Service to the community is both tradition and imperative at Taft, and a piece of school life that is shared and valued by every Taft graduate.

In addition to the all-school day of service in October, students engage with the greater community by enrolling in service learning courses; joining service-oriented clubs and organizations; choosing community service as their after-school activity; developing a service-based independent study project; or by volunteering their time and talents to one of the many community service projects or mentorship programs offered throughout the year. Many Taft students also choose to participate in service trips sponsored by the school in March and June, or through summer programs with outside agencies.

For more information about Taft’s Community Service Program, please contact Baba Frew.

Events and Initiatives

Tafties take our school motto seriously, and routinely engage in a wide range of service initiatives.

Community Service Day

For more than 20 years the Taft community has paused for one day in October to fan out across the state to serve or friends and neighbors.

Service Travel and Fellowships

Taft students work to make a meaningful different at home, and across the globe. Fellowships help make that happen.

Red Rhino Fund

Red Rhino Fund is an endowed, charitable fund run by a nine-member student board. They are dedicated to offering financial support to local organizations.

Preserving Culture in Alaska

Lauren is the living embodiment of the Taft School motto, driving service initiatives on campus, in the local community, and beyond.

Botswana Bound

Non ut sibi is more than our school motto, it is an understanding that Mr. Taft hoped to instill in all Taft students—one which they would carry forth throughout their lives. Andy Tayor ’72 has done just that.