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About the Center

"Engaging the World Beyond it's Walls"

Utilizing it's core pillars of Service Learning, Diversity & Inclusion, Environmental Sustainability, and Global Programs, the Rasin Center encourages the Westover Community to think outside of it's yellow walls. 

I don’t think that there’s anybody that can say that they gave a gift to a school, and the school gave them a bigger gift back.

Rasin Center for Global Justice Founder, Joy Peterkin Rasin '54

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 Service Learning, Diversity & Inclusion, 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 Alana Grainsky, Director of the Rasin Center for Global Justice