Community Service

Community Service: A Student-Lead Effort

The Community Service Program is directed by a student leadership team of eight senior students and supported by two faculty members who design and manage Outreach opportunities for Archmere students to help the surrounding community.


How do Archmere Students Give Service Hours?

As part of curriculum and through volunteerism:

  • Students must fulfill a 35-hour service requirement as part of an elective seminar, Christian Service Religion
  • All Sophomores are required to give 9 hours of service as part of the Morality course curriculum
  • Some students volunteer service hours as an extracurricular activity
  • Community Service Outreach goes out four days a week all year from September through May

The Community Service Program has an ongoing relationship commitment to volunteer regularly at the following sites:

  • Ministry of Caring daycare center for low-income families in Wilmington
  • House of Joseph residence for those living with HIV/AIDS in Wilmington
  • Anna’s Place neighborhood drop-in center in Chester
  • St. Francis Inn soup kitchen in Philadelphia
  • Latin American Community Center in Wilmington – tutoring
  • Eden Rock Assisted Living in Arden, DE – Bingo with residents
  • Holy Rosary Church in Claymont– raking and shoveling for elderly neighbors
  • Christiana Care Family Medicine Center, Wilmington – delivering groceries to homebound elderly patients
  • Connections Homeless drop-in Center, Wilmington – art classes with the guests
  • Claymont Elementary School -- tutoring

Pietate et Scientia

Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic, college preparatory co-educational academy,
grades 9-12 founded in 1932 by the Norbertine Fathers.