Service Learning

Shaping Civic

Because Oakwood values civic responsibility and encourages lifelong civic engagement, service-learning and community service are a vital part of the Oakwood program at all grade levels. Service-learning is experiential learning.

By providing structured opportunities intentionally designed to promote student learning and development, service-learning encourages students to do things with others rather than for them. Students also explore public policy and discuss issues of diversity and equity in their communities.

Through active involvement in various communities (local, state, national, and international), students explore the ways that socio-economic, political, and cultural factors shape community life.

High School Programs

High school students design and execute their own service learning projects as well as volunteer with different nonprofit organizations with in the community and abroad. Certain student groups present during the fall Service Learning Fair and share their projects. All students can sign up to get involved in one of the projects presented or create their own service project. Students fulfill school and community service activities as part of their graduation requirements.

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Community Youth Partnership (CYP)

CYP offers weekly free music, dance, science and visual arts workshops to Los Angeles United School District students in the San Fernando Valley.

Classes are taught exclusively by Oakwood high school students who have shown a proficiency in these disciplines and an interest in community-building. Oakwood students must take a service learning course in conjunction with the program.

Two ten-week sessions are offered (fall and spring) to applicants. All levels are welcome, however space is limited.  For more information, contact Director of Experiential Learning Phu Tranchi 818.732.3195.


The registration window for CYP Fall 2017 is now closed. Please visit us again in December to register for the Winter/Spring Session (Januay 10-March 7). 


On what days does CYP take place?

CYP runs on WEDNDESDAY afternoons only, from 4PM to 5:30PM.

What subject areas does CYP cover?

CYP consists of 4 programs: Dance, Music, Science, and Visual Arts. The classes take place simultaneously, which means that you and your student will have to choose one.

Where/When Can I get more information?

We are hosting a parent orientation on the first day of CYP, September 13th. You are welcome to attend this session even if you haven’t registered your student or if you are considering registering for the Winter Session. This open session will provide information about the program, feature a question and answer segment, and provide help with registration.

Can my student switch programs after registration?

Possibly. We encourage you to inquire if this need comes up. If there is still space in the desired program, we are happy to make the switch! 

What Grades are Eligible for CYP?

Each program has different restrictions for grade levels. They are as follows:

  • Dance (3rd grade-6th grade)
  • Music (3rd grade-8th grade)
  • Science (4th grade-8th grade)
  • Visual Arts (3rd grade-8th grade)



Phu Tranchi
Director of Experiential Learning

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