The purpose of the CBA Service Program is to inspire our students to reach out to others in need. The heart of the Gospel, “Do unto others as you would do unto yourself”, is our purpose. Our goal is to motivate our students to reach out to the truly needy who are dependent, who are hungry for the basics which life has deprived them and who seek a more human quality of life. A generous service to the less fortunate, the needy, the dependent and the poor DOES QUALIFY for the CBA Service Program such as LaSallian Youth Projects (which are sponsored during the academic year by the LaSallian Youth Group), Special Olympics, Soup Kitchens, Altar Server, ARC, CCD Teacher, Challenger Youth Sports Programs, Habitat for Humanity, tutoring in urban schools, and similar service projects. .
Any basically selfless activity which may be generous but is NOT oriented toward the needy, the less fortunate, the dependent or the poor, DOES NOT QUALIFY for the CBA Service Program, such as CBA Sports, volunteer activities sponsored by CBA, i.e volunteering at the CBA Art Show, CBA Fall Luncheon, and CBA Open House or chores for family members DO NOT QUALIFY. Our intent is to encourage the students to go outside their "comfort zone" and help those who are truly less fortunate.
When in doubt as to what will qualify, please contact a Service Committee Member. If a Service Opportunity is listed on this website, it has been pre-approved and will qualify for CBA Service Hours.
Each CBA student is required to complete a minimum TOTAL of 50 hours of Service in order to graduate. Transfer students must also complete a minimum TOTAL of 50 hours. Of course, we encourage them to do more:
10 Hours – Freshman
15 Hours – Sophomore
15 Hours - Junior
10 Hours – Senior
If a student would like to work on his CBA Service Hours over the summer, he may proceed following the guidance offered above. The CBA Website is a good resource for service opportunities. Please do not be limited by what is provided on the website. Rather, use this as a tool to guide your son to appropriate and similar service opportunities.
Each student will be asked to submit a CBA Service Proposal describing what he intends to do for his Service Hours. If a student will be working on his hours over the summer, the CBA SERVICE PROPOSAL form can be accessed and submitted via the website Student Portal.
Complete the form and follow the instructions for submission to the Service Committee for review. The Service Proposals are due on or before September 30th.
Don’t procrastinate. Use your free time during the summer to start your Service Hours. Students can create a spreadsheet listing what he did, the date and the number of hours to keep track of what they did. This will make his job easy when his completed CBA SERVICE HOURS are due for Seniors on January, 2014 and for Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen on April, 2014.
Once you have completed your Service Hours, you can submit them by completing the SERVICE SUMMARY FORM on the website just like you did when you submitted your Service Proposal. If you do multiple service activities, you can submit multiple SERVICE SUMMARY FORMS and your hours will be combined.
This is simply an introduction to an important activity of CBA. If you have any questions or are unsure of your choice of service, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Service Committee.
Brother Tim Ahern
Service Project Moderator
Service Committee Members:
Freshman Class of 2017:
Mary Anne Menendez firstname.lastname@example.org
MariRose Sparber email@example.com
Sophomore Class of 2016:
Laureen Andree firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Morris email@example.com
Junior Class of 2015:
Maureen O'Malley firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorey Grimes email@example.com
Senior Class of 2014:
Trish Patten firstname.lastname@example.org