Service Programs

Our core philosophy of “Live and Serve” is more than just a motto: it’s a way to spread kindness and find hope in the sometimes uncertain world we’re living in.

Service is also a way to fight injustice and make the world a better place in the future. We know that you—our community members—are eager to find ways to “Live and Serve,” this year more than ever!

Here you will find ways to get involved with our service programs. You can also find information about other service organizations to connect with, as well as news about our service programs. And you can always contact us to find out more or to tell us about other projects and organizations.

Current Opportunities

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Live and Serve Blog

Warmth and connection

Over the past few weeks, our families have created no-sew blankets thanks to kits that the Volunteer Center of NE Metro Chicago created for their annual MLK Day celebration. It was great for students, parents, and faculty members to work on these soft and cozy blankets at home during some really cold and snowy weather here in the Chicago area.

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Updates from our service programs

Wow! So much has been going on in "Live and Serve" during the first half of the school year! Here's just a sample:

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Upcoming Events

Connect With Us

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Tell us what you're involved in! Do you have an organization or a project you'd love us to know about? Fill out this form to tell us more about it!

Students, faculty and staff, and those with questions about our service programs, should contact Drea Gallaga, Director of the Live+Serve Lab: dgallaga@nscds.org

For parent "Live and Serve" opportunities, contact the PA "Live and Serve" Committee, paliveandserve@nscds.org.

On social media? Follow @NSCDSLiveServe on Twitter and @NSCDSLiveandServe on Instagram. If you participate in an NSCD-sponsored project and post photos to social media, tag us and use the hashtags #liveandserve and #great2baRaider!

Service Resources