Published : Friday, October 18, 2013 | 1:42 AM
Several students and staff of Mayfield Senior School of the Holy Child Jesus discussed Wednesday how their participation in summer service programs changed their lives.
English Teacher Rachel Pringle and 14-year-old seniors Amy Pelchand and Remy Traglio gave service to the incoming 5th graders at the Cornelia Connelly Center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan .
Each year, two students and one faculty member from each of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus Network high schools attend a summer camp for the Cornelia students to help them prepare for middle school classes and challenges.
Meanwhile, several faculty and staff volunteered at 17 different sites in the community, including learning institutions such as Dolores Mission School, Mayfield Junior School, Roosevelt School and San Rafael Elementary.
The staff also extended service to Mater Dolorosa, Arlington Gardens, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Hillsides Home for Children, South Central L.A.M.P, Mother’s Club, Alhambra Health Care & Wellness, The Village, ACT’s Thrift Store, Ronald McDonald House, St. Baldrick’s Children’s Cancer Research, Villa Esperanza and Foothill Unity Center in Pasadena and Monrovia.
Katy Cashman, Development and Communications Associate, also spoke how she spent her summer vacation in Peru as a volunteer in several orphanages in Lima.
Mayfield Senior School is is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9 to 12. It is located at 500 Bellefontaine St. For more information, call (626) 799-9121 or visit http://www.mayfieldsenior.org.