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Build Relationships. Raise Awareness. Effect Change.

Community and Civic Engagement at Menlo.

Special Olympics 2017

Menlo’s Community Engagement Program reinforces the School’s commitment to help students become ethical, responsible, and engaged members of ever-wider communities and to develop a sense of commitment to purposes larger than themselves.

Middle School

The Middle School’s Knights in the Community program exposes students to significant social issues and empowers them to take action.  Learn more.

Upper School

Menlo exposes students to the social and environmental injustices in our local and global community fostering in them a commitment to a lifetime of community engagement. We emphasize the power of relationships and develop programs and events that provide reciprocal benefits for students and community partners. Learn more.

Partnerships Connecting Locally

Active partners include Life Moves, Taft Elementary School, Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Club, Peninsula Bridge, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Stanford Blood Center.  We are currently seeking more partners that have organizational needs that can be met through projects taken on by interested, talented Menlo students.  Please email Chris Young, Director of Community Engagement, if you have ideas!  Learn more.

DISASTER RELIEF CAMPAIGNS: “Where humanity struggles to live, Menlo steps up to give”

When large-scale natural disaster strikes anywhere in the world or another acute humanitarian crisis occurs, the Director of Community Engagement, Chris Young will work with students to quickly develop and lead a relief response from the Menlo community.  Efforts might include fundraising, supplies sending, or even sending a relief team.  Email Chris Young to learn more or express your interest to be involved.