We remain committed to providing an academically rigorous education to students who will walk out of school ready for lives of leadership and service to their community.
We strive to be committed to the students we are privileged to serve, our dedicated, talented faculty and staff in our alumni association. We also take pride in having the most active and helpful group of partners, visionary parents, well-wishers, alumni and friends.
In the Spring of 2019, my daughter and a few of my students were looking for community service projects to engage in but were struggling to find opportunities, more so because they felt stifled by the idea that their small gestures wouldn’t change the world.
At the time, every Friday night, my family was assembling sandwich/snack bags for a homeless shelter, and I was reading the book Impact.
On one of our family sandwich-making nights, my son turned and said, “This is great, but we are only making 50 bags a week; how is that helping?” I gave him the book to read.
The next week, we discussed how small deeds, even simple gestures like making someone smile, can make an impact on someone’s life and, more so, on the giver’s life as well.
So Small Deeds Matter was launched, and after several reiterations of the name, the group decided on Working Towards Change, and it has now grown into a full-fledged student-led volunteer organization.
Our vision is to enable high school students to participate in volunteer opportunities that they are passionate about and to inspire students to create projects of their own, to engage more easily in community service activities while enhancing their learning, and gaining an appreciation for the importance of helping others in the community.
Sky Calderon, Programs and Communications Associate
In addition to working with WTC, Sky Calderon is a full-time Master of Theology Student at Harvard Divinity School. She has a B.A. from Denison University. In her undergraduate career, she was a peer mentor and teaching assistant for first-year students. She is a lifelong learner who believes in the value of investing in your education. As a first-generation college graduate, Sky is fueled by her passion for educational equity. She is grateful for her higher education and feels that she has a responsibility to pay it forward. One way she does this is by volunteering for organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness. Sky uplifts mentorship and collaboration. As a recent college graduate and current student, she knows that college is a period of transition. She recommends incoming students take every opportunity to meet new people and try new experiences.