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Service Based Learning


Meals on Wheels: The Phillips Academy is proud to partner with the Alameda Meals on Wheels program, delivering hot and nourishing meals to local residents.


This unique opportunity for students to serve elderly and home bound community members is beneficial to all involved. Often the only personal contact and conversation the community members will have in a day comes from Meals on Wheels deliveries. Student volunteers have proven to benefit from this activity by gaining a sense of purpose, gratitude, humility, empathy, community, and increased self-confidence. Our students love this activity and the connection it brings.

Hot meals are delivered every Friday during the school year, twice a week, Wednesdays and Fridays, during our extended school year session. Students receive two community service hours for their time volunteering.

This community outreach program has received recognition directly from our California Department of Education Site Supervisor and the WASC accrediting commission.

Other Service Learning Activities: 

One of the expected school-wide outcomes that we foster is teaching our students to become good community members. This involves giving back to others in your community.  Our students have given of their time to the Alameda Food Bank, to East Bay Regional Parks, and to the Alameda Pinball Museum.  The Phillips Academy seeks to develop more relationships with other nonprofits so that our students can contribute to the well-being of their community and experience the rewards of helping others.

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