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Service Learning

Mission Elementary's Service Learning Program is a component of our curriculum that is being developed and enhanced each year. Our children look forward to serving their community and participating in the following programs during the course of the year:
  • Adopt-A-Family - For over 20 years the Adopt-A-Family program has been bringing the spirit of Christmas and the Light of Christ to some of the poorest families in the Los Angeles Skid Row area. Mission Elementary has been privileged to be part of this program each year with the help of our student body and their generous families. Each year at Christmas time, Mission Elementary adopts a family of 3-4 persons who without our assistance would never have dreamed to experience a magical Christmas time. Last year we were able to purchase twin bunk beds for two young sons. Thank you Mission students, parents, faculty, and staff for living the words of Christ in being thy brothers keeper.
  • Advent/Lenten Collection - During the Advent and Lenten Seasons, the students and staff at Mission Elementary participate in different activities. An advent wreath and the Jessie Tree are part of our morning announcements and teachers continue with lessons regarding the advent seasons in the classroom. During Lent the Stations of the Cross are reflected upon each day and classes go to the Mission Garden to pray the Stations of the Cross.
  • Christmas/Thanksgiving Food Drive - In partnership with our Christian Service Center, the students, faculty, and staff collect can and dry goods, along with other items such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, for the 150 families that are served with food baskets during both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • Get on the Bus
  • Saying the Rosary Daily During October
  • Bless The World
  • Jeans for Japan
  • Koins for Kids
  • Mission Day