We are a community that gives students, regardless of a student’s faith or culture, many opportunities to put their beliefs into practice. Service learning is an important aspect of our students’ experiential education. Projects are closely tied to our mission and allow students to develop their social conscious. At every grade level, students apply classroom knowledge to service projects for local agencies which effect positive change in the community while showing them that they can make a difference in the world around them.
Through the Living the Legacy service project, FXW students and their families meaningfully and consistently lend a helping hand to the Chicago community. Service comes in many forms – serving a hot meal on a cold night, cleaning up our parks and streets, spreading holiday cheer, or even something as small as sharing a smile, a hug, or a game of bingo. Through last year’s Living the Legacy service projects, the FXW community completed over 7,500 service hours and once again proved that every person – no matter how big or small – can make a difference.