As a ministry of Corpus Christi Parish, Corpus Christi School is a Catholic community which nurtures and challenges its multi-faceted K-8 student body to develop life skills for spiritual, academic, social, and physical growth.
Corpus Christi has a long history of doing service projects. Each grade works with an organization to volunteer student and parent time to serve our community. Service projects are on-going, year-round endeavors that benefit more than just the community -- they benefit our students, too.
The eighth graders are taking turns volunteering their time at the Alameda County Food Bank. Each student will have the opportunity to go three times throughout the school year. Their time is spent sorting food for the 1 in 5 Alameda County residents that access the food bank resources. Michael, one of the eighth graders, described it as a humbling experience. The first group of volunteers, reflecting on their time spent sorting 26,000 pounds of food, were happy with the feeling that what they did had a positive impact on people's lives.
The fifth graders are each taking turns volunteering in small groups to serve a meal at St. Mary’s Center in Oakland. “St. Mary’s Center, a nonprofit organization, provides essential services to improve the quality of life for at-risk seniors and preschoolers in Oakland.” Their time was spent setting tables, talking to guests, serving, and blessing the food. Logan, who was with the first group of volunteers, really enjoyed the opportunity to connect and talk to some of the guests.