Located in Phoenixville, PA, The Clinic Medical Center for the Uninsured (The Clinic) provides quality health care to the uninsured, in an atmosphere which fosters dignity and respect for its patients. Their vision is to provide quality health care with space, staff and funding sufficient to meet the needs of the growing number of uninsured in our region...until everyone has access to health care. Commitment: The Clinic provides a regular donation of hand soap, hand sanitizers, first aid supplies and other health and wellness supplies. The Clinic staff have made themselves available for our spring health fair which is available at no cost to our students and their family members. In addition, The Clinic staff serves our students as volunteers during our Saturday academic clinics. The Clinic family are partners in mission with St. James School.
East Falls Fitness is a warm and inviting, back-to-basics neighborhood gym with a passionate and knowledgeable staff. They provide some of the finest personal trainers and instructors in the city for an incredibly friendly and diverse membership base. Located on Ridge Avenue, just above Kelly Drive and four blocks from St. James School, East Falls Fitness proudly serve the East Falls, Allegheny West and Strawberry Mansion neighborhoods. Commitment: Under the direction of Scott Aaron, co-owner of East Falls Fitness, Scott and his team organize a weekly P.E. class for students, focusing on strength building, cardiovascular fitness, nutrition and healthy eating.
Educating Children and Communities for Health, Opportunity, Enlightenment and Survival ECHOES works directly with local communities, focusing on health, education, and welfare. We seek to support innovative, dynamic, and accountable leadership in marginalized areas of the world. Commitment: The Devon-based charity presented a $12,000 check to support the purchase of our school van. ECHOES held its Call to Care event on April 13, 2012: "Reach, Teach, Believe!" The auction and dinner fundraiser had two beneficiaries: the Trinity Children's Centre in Kabowa, Uganda, and the St. James School in Philadelphia, PA.
Challenging and nurturing Mind, Body, and Spirit, we inspire boys and girls to lead lives of purpose, faith, and integrity. This historical summary traces the roots of The Episcopal Academy from its founding in 1785 to a more modern incarnation in 1921. Since that time, the school has moved its campus from Merion, Pennsylvania to Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. It has become a coeducational institution, increased its enrollment, added numerous AP courses and new foreign languages, expanded its athletic offerings, welcomed exchange students, and sent students far and wide. Commitment: Weekly after school tutors (high school students), book donations, service days (middle school students), Advisory Board membership
The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Pennsylvania granted permission in 2008 for St. Mark's Church Philadelphia to adopt the Church of St. James the Less as a mission. Currently, St. James School leases the property for a nominal fee. The Diocese partners with St. James School to ensure that the historic church and cemetery are cared for as intended by benefactors past and future.
Musicopia is a nonprofit organization that works with approximately 100 of our region’s professional musicians to present a wealth of music education programs. Musicopia is also the leading advocate for restoring and improving in-school music instruction throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Commitment: Musicopia provides vocal training, instruments and field trips to our students to strengthen our music curriculum.
The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) are a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of prayer, service and evangelism. The DOK have made a commitment to Jesus as savior, and they follow Him as Lord of all lives. They are an Order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the historic Episcopate. Today membership includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA) and Roman Catholic churches. Commitment: Members of the local chapter from Trinity Church, Ambler, provide monthly cleaning services in the Church and Community House.
Under the direction of RAH President Rosalie Cooper, Ridge Allegheny Hunting Park Civic Association (RAH) was formed in early 1970s to serve the common needs of the community. They are incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a not-for-profit community organization. Officers and committee members are not compensated for their time, and all of their efforts are expended on a volunteer basis. RAH works hard to: 1) preserve the quality of the neighborhood 2) keep the community informed on those issues that impact the neighborhood and 3) act as advocates for the community's position on those issues with local and state government. Commitment: RAH works with St. James School to organize an annual Christmas party for the neighborhood, provide volunteers for the school and works to promote the mission of St. James School and the Camp St. James summer program.
St. Asaph's Church is a progressive and inclusive Christian community. We offer the message of Christianity to those who sometimes find organized religion intellectual, irrelevant, or repressive. We see our faith as an agent of justice and peace. We are a community that embraces search not certainty. We believe faith is a process, not a destination. Commitment: Christmas party sponsor, volunteers, tutors
St. Mark's is a community that gathers in faith, serves in love and proclaims hope, through Jesus Christ. When the Church of St. James the Less was vacated in 2006 without a clear plan for what would happen there next, the lush property and its walled yards became a dark spot in the neighborhood rather than the place of welcome and refuge it had always been. The Clergy, Vestry and People of Saint Mark's adopted St. James Church in 2008 in order to restore ministry to the property and make it a place of transformation, light, and hope for the neighborhood and the city once again. In 2009, a partnership with the Youth Ministry Office of the Diocese of Pennsylvania began and the City Camp Summer Program began. Commitment: St. Mark's commitment has grown, and today parishioners and clergy are active participants in work at St. James School through board membership, volunteering, pro-bono services and prayer.
The mission of The School at Church Farm (CFS) is to provide a rigorous, well-rounded, college-preparatory education in a caring, Christian environment to help prepare our students for productive and fulfilling lives. We seek young men of ability and promise for whom the CFS educational experience represents an extraordinary opportunity. The school is located in Exton, PA, on Route 30 (E Lincoln Highway) just past the Route 202 intersection. Commitment: fall and spring service days
We are a community of Christian people seeking to love God with all of our hearts, souls, minds, and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Commitment: Monthly delivery of snacks for after school program, Christmas in July collection of cleaning supplies and equipment for campus buildings, Camp St. James support, summer parish carnival proceeds grant
Urban Blazers utilizes socially-motivated volunteers led by trained staff to meaningfully impact youth from under resourced communities in Philadelphia. Commitment: Led by Eric Dolaway, Executive Director, Urban Blazers will provide a weekly class for 5th grade students, focusing on team building, conflict resolution and environmental education. In addition, Urban Blazers will continue to provide a monthly trip for students and their families with the goal of introducing them to local outdoor recreational opportunities.
Quaker principles and practice guide Penn Charter, a Friends school by birthright and conviction. Within a diverse community, we engage students in a stimulating and rigorous educational program. We foster academic discipline, intellectual curiosity and spiritual growth to prepare our graduates for higher education and for life. We develop students to act in a moral, civil and responsible manner. Commitment: weekly after school tutors, book donations, lower school buddy program, board membership