Two Westover seniors worked as volunteers with refugees during the summer of 2018 – one with Syrians in Lebanon and the other with refugees in Hong Kong.
Rasin Center for Global Justice
We tend to understand the world in terms of our own personal, immediate experience. When we move outward toward an awareness of our interconnectedness with all that is “not us" and accept our responsibility to care for that relationship through action, we make possible, for ourselves and others, deeper understanding, richer adventure, truer connection, and a fuller life.
The purpose of the Rasin Center is to ensure that the Westover community engages with the world beyond its walls through a focus on Community Service, Diversity, Environmental Sustainability, and Global Programs.
We partner with faculty to think about curriculum and other school programs, and to provide opportunities to connect learning and action, including socially and environmentally responsible service and travel experiences.
The Community Service, Diversity, Environmental Sustainability, and Global Programs have come together as The Rasin Center for Global Justice in order to collaborate with renewed energy, creativity, and purpose in support of our School's ideals of understanding and engagement.
The Center's unique synergy supports our school's motto: “To Think, To Do, To Be", by inspiring our students
To believe that they, as individuals and in partnership with others, truly have the power to effect change
To respond to the complexities and challenges of our world with courage and creativity
To find joy and meaning in their efforts
Joy Peterkin Rasin '54, in honor of her late husband, Rudolph S. Rasin, has generously sponsored the Center's work; her passion for social justice also serves as inspiration.
For more information, please contact Kate Taylor, Director of the Rasin Center for Global Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- View the 2018 Spring Newsletter here.