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.
Now accepting applications!
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