student service hours in 2020-2021
A requirement for middle schoolers is to log their community service hours. At our 8th grade graduation ceremony, we recognize students who have served more than 20 hours of community service over the course of their tenure in grades 5‑8. We're proud to note that the vast majority of our 8th graders graduate with this distinction.
Partnering with Local Nonprofits
Community partnerships are incredibly important. They keep us connected with our fellow Austinites and give our students opportunities to develop as community leaders. In November 2021 during our annual Thanksgiving food drive, the Trinity community raised over $14,000 for El Buen Samaritano, an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas serving the Latino community of Central Texas. El Buen is committed to recognizing the dignity of all by ensuring access to healthcare, education, and essential needs that lead to healthy, productive, and secure lives.
|Austin Pets Alive!|
|Central Texas Food Bank|
|City of Austin Parks and Recreation|
|Down Home Ranch|
|El Buen Samaritano|
|Episcopal Relief and Development|
This nonprofit uses our campus during the summer to host students from underserved communities and mitigate summer learning loss.
|Keep Austin Beautiful|
|Mobile Loaves & Fishes|
|Oak Springs Elementary|
|Sustainable Food Center|
|Trinity Streets at Trinity Center|
|Ubuntu Life Foundation|
A Global Perspective
We have a commitment to seek and serve God in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves, respecting the dignity of every human being (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 305). Our commitment to community service extends well beyond Austin, Texas, and even outside the United States! Students have an opportunity over the summer to volunteer at a school in Peru, and we financially support a school in Haiti.
Each January, we begin the new calendar year by celebrating the African philosophy of Ubuntu: "I am because we are; we are because I am." It's a celebration of humanity, both locally and globally. We weave Ubuntu themes into Chapel and the curriculum, and we highlight our support for the organization Ubuntu Life Foundation, which provides access to essential services and promote social inclusion for children with special educational and physical needs throughout Kenya.