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. 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

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.

Summer Journeys: Logan Marku ’24, For the Children

For close to one month last summer, Logan Marku ’24 spent time each day working with young learners in Hua Hin, Thailand, as part of an expansive childcare program.

Summer Journeys: Maggie Zeng '24, Research at the Highest Level

Last summer, Maggie earned four college credits through her work in UCSB's Summer Research Academy studying disparities and discrimination in public health.