Students work on a Habitat for Humanity service project during MTerm 2023.

Student Life

Community Engagement

Build Relationships. Raise Awareness. Effect Change.

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.

Students make valentine care packages for the local nonprofit Live Moves.

Community and Civic Engagement

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 LifeMoves shelters, Taft, Hoover, and Selby Lane Elementary Schools, Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Club, Peninsula Bridge, the Stanford Blood Center, Hip Hop for Change, Second Harvest Food Bank, Siena Youth Center, Salvation Army of Silicon Valley, and others.  We are currently seeking more partners that have organizational needs that can be met through projects taken on by interested, talented Menlo students.

Disaster Relief Campaigns:
“Where humanity struggles to live, Menlo steps up to give”

When a large-scale natural disaster strikes anywhere in the world or another acute humanitarian crisis occurs, the Upper Director of Community Engagement will work with students to develop and lead a relief response from the Menlo community. Efforts might include fundraising, supplies sending, or even sending a relief team.  

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