Good Work: Putting Our Hearts’ Desires to the Work of Our Hands

Jason HeissererUncategorized

As an element of our commitment to imagination and the development of the habit of empathy, our school has long focused on helping our students become agents of positive social change. We make an effort to connect our ideals with greater action and to apply our hearts’ desires to the work of our hands.  Tomorrow,  small groups of our students, accompanied by adults from our community will join organizations doing “good work.”  By “good work,” we are referring to “work that is excellent in quality, socially responsible, and meaningful to its practitioners” (www.thegoodproject.org). Our Good Work program is a social responsibility laboratory, and in it, we hope to learn more about what it means to apply oneself to the greater good.

Tomorrow we will join the work of 18 different organizations, organizations that partner with us all year long.  Crossroadians will contribute well over 2,000 hours of service on our Good Work days alone and nearly 3,000 hours in all Good Work programs this year.

N.B. – Howard Gardner, a professor at Harvard Project Zero, has worked to get Good Work in schools.  Please see the Good Project at www.thegoodproject.org and click on projects, then Good Work.