Fulfilling Our Mission: Faith in Action

At St. Mary School, we aim to graduate a person of COMPASSION who seeks to actively CONTRIBUTE to his or her own intellectual and personal growth and the growth of others and who fosters a CONNECTION to become stewards of his or her own community and the greater world.

This page highlights outward expressions of this mission. Through our Service Learning Program, “Faith in Action,” our students, with the help and guidance of their teachers and parents, seek out opportunities to achieve the Schoolwide Learning Expectations (SLEs).

Click on the links below to learn about our Outreach Programs and community partnerships.

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Learning and Loving Education Center, Morgan Hill

A mission of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the LLEC is an organization whose strives to be an agent of change encouraging immigrant women to build relationships among themselves, their families and the community. Through literacy, technology and basic skills education, women acquire necessary abilities for further self-development. The Center provides the women’s pre-school-aged children with essential skills for kindergarten readiness. The Center’s educational approach nurtures its students’ future success and advancement.

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, 8th graders from St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School visited the Learning and Loving Education Center and built connections with immigrant women by conducting interviews to better understand the reasons behind why one might choose to leave everything they know behind in search of a better life and better opportunities.

The cross-curricular outreach project allowed students to practice conversational Spanish, exhibit technology skills (creating content using iMovie, audio, images, and publication to YouTube), and more importantly, help shed some light on the plight of immigrant women in South County.

Students used technology skills to create web content for our school website and the Learning and Loving Education Center site to provide better understanding of the issues surrounding immigration and to bring some light to the needs that the Center fulfill. In turn, the Students hope that you and others will see and hear the importance of supporting the Center through donations and advocacy.

The LLEC is a special organization whose mission not only provides education and a social outlet for women, but a lifeline that provides them skills they will need for gainful employment.

Hearing the stories of the women who depend on the Center to improve their lives has been life-changing to the students. With your support, you can help an immigrant woman towards a goal to realize her self-worth. IIt costs $1,500 to educate one woman.