Holy Cross school has received a Brown Foundation Service Learning Grant and Principal’s Award for the 2020-21 School Year.
Faculty member, Rachel Kass will be working with Holy Cross juniors in partnership with the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana to learn about coastal erosion and the multiple lines of defense protecting south Louisiana communities from hurricanes and climate change.
In doing so, they will be taught the value of our coastal marshes and lead a project of marsh planting in bayous surrounding the Greater New Orleans area. The Brown Foundation Service Learning program supports teaching and learning strategies that connects academic curriculum to real needs in the community by implementing a learn-by-doing approach. Students get real-life experiences in the subject studied by meeting community needs through active participation.
Congratulations to Rachel Kass and Holy Cross.