Service Learning and Leadership

"We can no longer afford to think and work in silos."

- UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon

Service learning has many purposes. We want our students to be connected to the broader world, to understand the challenges of the times and to participate in finding and acting on sustainable solutions for the future. We chose the goals most relevant to the lives of our students to launch our service learning opportunities. An IB student is one who takes responsible action. This is where this learning begins.

We involve our parents, teachers, students and community members around these goals, to seek to work alongside others to find sustainable solutions.

Our School Community Goals

In 2015, the UN decided on seventeen global goals for sustainable development. Ten of these goals are the basis for service learning at Pine Street School.

  • No poverty
  • Zero hunger
  • Good health and well-being
  • Quality education
  • Gender equality
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Affordable and clean energy
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
  • Reduced inequality

We The People for The Global Goals

Students in Grade 2 set up a bookshop selling preloved books donated by the families of PSS. The money they raised was donated to Coalition For The Homeless who organized a Toy Drive
Pine Street School families collect non-perishable items to be delivered to families in need in the community in collaboration with Doorstep Donations.
Students in the Mandarin Track write messages for Asian elders living throughout NYC in collaboration with Heart of Dinner.

2022 - Winter Coat Drive for Those in Need

December 2020 - Coalition for the Homeless Drive

Pine Street School students collected essentials for Coalition for the Homeless.

September 2019 - Climate Strike NYC

December 2018 - Mary's House Soup Kitchen

1st Grade students collected and delivered supplies for Mary's House Soup Kitchen run by Coalition for the Homeless.

October 2018 - Trick or Treat for UNICEF

3rd-5th Grade students collected and delivered over $500 to UNICEF through Trick or Treat for UNICEF.

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