Community Connections

Philadelphia is often called a "City of Neighborhoods" and Greene Street Friends School lives into this idiom day in and day out. Each year, every student at Greene Street Friends participates in classroom-wide service partnerships that deepen their connection to Germantown. These partnerships last the duration of the academic year and often become lasting relationships, but space is left for student interests and passions to frame their service projects. We hope you enjoy learning more about our community partnerships and how we partner with friends in Germantown. Whether students teaching peers at the local, public elementary school, cooking healthy foods for our community, or working in a garden, we are a school committed to our neighborhood. 

MISSION STATEMENT

Community Service at Greene Street Friends School enables and inspires students to take an active role in making positive contributions and connections on their campus, in their local community and wider world.  Students expand their view of themselves and the world by participating in substantive experiences that cultivate empathy and responsibility.  Students come to understand that through their individual actions and fostered relationships, they make a positive impact, honoring “that of God” in everyone. 

Upcoming 2017-2018 partnerships

Face to Face
Students provide a baked good and socialization with guests at coffee hour and help lead games like BINGO.

PASTORIUS COMMUNITY GARDENS
Students learn the importance of community agriculture and have the opportunity to "dig in" at a local garden.

St. Christopher's Hospital Child Life Program
Students are collecting items for the annual Holiday Store, offering families small items to give one another while family members receive treatment.