Good Work Partner: International Institute of St. Louis

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We were very pleased when we added the International Institute as a Good Work partner last year.  We have worked with them in two ways: we join their students on field trips to Central Library downtown and act as guides, and we work at Global Farm, an “incubator farm in the Botanical Heights Neighborhood.”  The multigenerational and multicultural connections experienced …

Good Work Partner: University City Children’s Center

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“What happens early in life, lasts a lifetime.” University City Children’s Center or UCCC has been a long-time Good Work Partner.  The site is so popular, that often the volunteer slots are filled with seniors and juniors (as they receive priority when signing up).  Students work as teachers’ aides and spend time reading to the young ones, preparing classroom materials, …

Good Work Partner: SouthSide Early Childhood Center

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SouthSide Early Childhood Center is (SECC) one of our founding Good Work partners.  Anne Lowell, Executive Director, (Crossroads parent of Rebecca Lowell, Class of 2009, and Johanna Lowell, Class of 2011) offered advice when Crossroads created the Good Work program, and we have been working with their teachers, staff, and young ones every since.  Arriving around nap time, Crossroadians have …

Crossroads College Prep Students Spent 2014 Summer Vacation Working in Cambodia & Myanmar

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January 14, 2015 – Bozeman, Montana – During the 2014 summer Ivan and Cecilia Boyers, students at Crossroads College Prep, spent more than a month of summer vacation working and exploring in Cambodia and Myanmar with VISIONS Service Adventures, an international community service based adventure travel program. Ivan and Cecilia were part of a group of high school students who …

Good Work Partner: The ScholarShop

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Faith Sandler, Executive Director of the Scholarship Foundation and Crossroads parent of Claire Holohan, Class of 2011, and Pete Holohan, Class of 2013, helped advise on the creation of our Good Work program.  The ScholarShop has been a steady and active member of our Good Work team ever since.  Rita Dillard begins each new year with our volunteers running a …

Good Work Partner: EarthDance Farms

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  EarthDance Farm grows food, farmers and community, one small farm at a time, through hands-on education and delicious experiences.  Our Good Work group does farm work, such as planting, weeding, harvesting, and composting.  The spirit at EarthDance has always been very positive!  Thank you to Ann Owens, Ethan Lutjens grandmother, for steering us towards EarthDance. EarthDance is a non-profit …

Good Work Partnership: BWORKS

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BWORKS is one of our long-term Good Work partners.  Our students work in Soulard at BWORKS’ beautiful home site.  We move, sort, and disassemble donated bikes, as well as rebuild bikes to be given to local youth.  If you have an old bike looking for a new home, please consider donating to BWORKS. From the BWORKS website: Our volunteer-run programs …

Good Work Partner: KidSmart

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The mission of KidSmart is to ensure that children and their classrooms in the Greater Metropolitan Saint Louis Area have the basic tools for learning by transferring, at no cost, the community’s surplus supplies and merchandise into the hands of teachers for school children in need.* On Good Work days, our students prepare the KidSmart warehouse store for customers. When …

THANK YOU, families!

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Thank you to the Crossroads community for your contributions of nonperishables to Student Council’s annual Canned Food Drive. For about ten years Crossroads’ contributions have been donated to the families of the Marquette Center in the Dutchtown South neighborhood. Many families will have a happier Thanksgiving and a less stressful December because of your generosity. In total, the Crossroads community …

World Pediatric Project and Good Work

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The World Pediatric Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to heal critically ill children and build healthcare capacity in the world. Kate Corbett, parent of Riley (Class of 2013), DJ (Class of 2015) and Meg (Class of 2020) founded the St. Louis office in 2004 with a passion to connect children with life-changing surgical care they cannot obtain …