Community service broadens perspective, engenders empathy, teaches responsibility, and demonstrates that thoughtful actions—even very small ones—can help improve the lives of others. Through service, the Burke's community becomes stronger while giving back to the neighborhood where its students learn and play and where many of them live.
Burke's Gives Back is a parent- and school-supported committee whose ultimate goal is to provide opportunities that will inspire Burke's students and families to adopt a tradition of service in their lives at Burke's and beyond. Burke's Gives Back is dedicated to offering a range of service opportunities that are developmentally and age appropriate for students in grades K through 8 as well as opportunities that engage members of the broader Burke's community (parents, alumnae, faculty and staff).
For the 2014-15 school year, BGB's mandate is three-fold: directly provide volunteer and education opportunities; support school-based service initiatives; serve as a community clearing house for local service opportunities.
If you have questions, recommendations, or would like to become involved as part of the Committee, please contact Committee Co-Chairs Beth Jenkyn, Brian Shepard, or Valerie Batchelder. Thank you, in advance, for your support!
Our Community Partner
Burke’s Gives Back has partnered with the Richmond District Neighborhood Center (RDNC). Founded in 1980, RDNC has a long tradition of serving the local community. Its mission is “to nurture a diverse urban community by developing and providing high quality youth, adult, and family programs that address critical community needs and foster respect for all people and our environment.” RDNC touches the lives of more than 3,000 Richmond residents each month. It is conveniently located on 30th Avenue, just blocks away from Burke’s. To learn more about our community service partner, go to www.rdnc.org
"Involvement in community service grows our view of the world beyond the immediate and the self. It helps us to see that we must be connected to others around us." -Michele Williams, Head of School
The 21st Century Burke’s girl contributes to and learns from the community around her.
The 21st Century Burke’s girl embraces opportunity and challenge.
The 21st Century Burke’s girl engages in both unstructured and purposeful activity.
The 21st Century Burke’s girl is confident, resourceful, resilient and reflective.
The 21st Century Burke’s girl is curious and focused, creative and methodical, open-minded and discerning.
The 21st Century Burke’s girl solves problems, takes risks and learns from both setbacks and success.
The 21st Century Burke’s girl takes responsibility for her own learning.
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.