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An estimated 1,100 members of the La Salle University community celebrated the school’s 150th anniversary by providing a Lasallian Day of Service on September 29. Serving at sites throughout the Philadelphia area, the United States and around the world, St. James School was happy to receive 40 student volunteers from La Salle’s honors program. They completed their day of service by assisting the St. James School community with a variety of service projects, accomplishing a mountain of task in just five short hours.

La Salle students cleared the backyard hill of invasive plants, adjusted the school library, removed trash from over a mile of neighborhood streets of trash. They also assisted our teachers with additional classroom projects.

St. James Head of School David Kasievich — who attended La Salle University in 2001 for his master’s degree — organized the day, and provided the students with an in depth orientation. The overview included a firsthand look at the school’s feasibility study results and other neighborhood statistics, providing students with a clearer understanding of why the school was founded in 2011.

St. James School is incredibly grateful to the La Salle University student volunteers for their hard work. A number of students have followed up their day of service with an interest in volunteering on a regular basis. Happy 150, La Salle University!