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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. In addition to the all-school day of service in October and class-specific service days in the spring, students engage with the greater community by 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.

Dedicated Days of Service

For more than 20 years, the Taft community has paused for one day in October to fan out across the state in service to our friends and neighbors. In the spring, grade-level days of service reach deep into the heart of our community.

Service Travel and Fellowships

Taft students work to make a meaningful difference 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 serving area children.

In Service Across the Globe: Fulfilling a Promise in Ecuador

Eliza spent a summer working at an orphanage in Ecuador. She promised the children there she would return, and she did.

Non ut Sibi After Taft: A Lifetime of Service

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.