About the Center

"Engaging the World Beyond its Walls"

The Rasin Center is to ensure that the Westover community engages with the world beyond its walls through a focus on experiential and service learning, DEIB, environmental sustainability, global programs, and student leadership.

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

Through curriculum and professional development, long-term sustainability initiatives, trips, and service-learning opportunities, the Rasin Center seeks to build connections for and spark action in all those connected to Westover as we strive to cultivate a world centered on global justice.

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