Bear Boxes aims to provide schools and orphanages in third-world countries with materials they desperately need.
Bridge to a Brighter Future (Faculty Advisor: Mr. Kochar)
Bridge to a Brighter Future is a tutoring initiative that seeks to help bridge the gap in education in our community. HW has partnered with Valor Academy to tutor their 6th and 7th graders through Skype.
Cadence for a Cause (Faculty Advisor: Mr. Hilt)
Cadence for a Cause presents live musical events in deeply underprivileged neighborhoods and gives students the opportunity to connect with the community via their musical talent.
California Corps of Cadets (Faculty Advisor: Mr. Sim)
The California Cadet Corps is a club that promotes leadership, discipline, and honor among students. We strive to do this through community service, school service and other cadet events.
Cards for Humanity (Faculty Advisor: Ms. Hall)
Cards for Humanity creates and sells student-made greeting cards and artwork to raise funds for club-chosen causes.
CII Tutoring aims to tutor abused and neglected children from challenged communities in LA.
Community Council (Faculty Advisor: Father J, Mr. Church)
Community Council encourages, supports, and facilitates each student's involvement in lifelong community service endeavors in order to both address the needs of our greater society and build a stronger school community.
Connect 4 Cancer (Faculty Advisor: Ms. McClain)
The purpose of Connect 4 Cancer is to educate HW students about cancer, introduce the student body to the cancer community, and discuss the signs of cancer, the current stages of research, and what we can do to help.
Environmental Club (Faculty Advisor: Ms. Eisenkolb)
The Environmental Club works to not only inform the student body about environmental issues, but also to effect change through community initiatives and outreach.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity focuses on promoting community service by building homes for the needy within the Los Angeles community.
Heal the Bay Club (Faculty Advisor: Ms. Dillon-Gasparino)
Heal the Bay promotes service in the Los Angeles community via field trips to clean up beaches and the wetlands.
Human Rights Watch STF (Faculty Advisor: Mr. Schuhl)
Human Rights Watch Student Task Force is a student-led organization that works to empower the HW community with the skills needed to educate and advocate for human rights, especially those affecting children.
HW Kiva (Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cardin)
HW Kiva allows students to participate in microfinance by helping people around the world start a business, go to school, or switch to clean energy. We raise money for these people in various Third World countries and then loan it to someone with a story with which we connect.
HW Miles of Smiles (Faculty Advisor: Ms. Resnik, Ms. Chan)
The purpose of HW Miles of Smiles is to raise awareness, support, and money for children who can't afford medical care.
HWOP (Harvard-Westlake Outreach Performers) (Faculty Advisor: Mr. Moore)
HWOP puts together a variety of shows (songs, dances, improv games, short stories) to be performed to audiences in need.
HW Oxfam (Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robles)
HW Oxfam is the Harvard-Westlake representation for the organization Oxfam, whose goal is to allievate poverty across the world.
Justin Carr's Dare to Dream Workshop
JCD2DW is a community service club in which Harvard-Westlake students embrace Justin Carr’s (HW ’14) dream of bringing the arts to children in public schools. As a club, we tutor kids in mathematics and have fun with the visual arts at the Frank D. Parent Elementary School one Saturday a month. Come join to create precious memories and volunteer for a purpose beyond ourselves.
Liberty in North Korea (Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cohen)
The Liberty in North Korea rescue team raises money to rescue North Korean refugees.
Peer Support (Faculty Advisor: Ms. Bek)
Peer Support enables Harvard-Westlake students to seek out their peers for support when they are experiencing frustration, worry, or concern. Students want to help each other, yet they often do not know how or what to do. Peer Support leaders are trained to provide many of these services and relationships.
Pencils of Promise (Faculty Advisor: Mr. Cardenas)
HW Pencils of Promise is a club designed to fund projects to educate children in developing countries.
Project Girl to Girl
Project Girl to Girl hosts workshops and bonding activities at elementary schools to help close the gender gap in the STEM fields.
TriSci is a nonprofit organization and community service club. TriSci aims to develop and provide programs to build the confidence of children from underrepresented groups in the sciences.
Youth Ending Hunger Club (Faculty Advisor: Ms. Hall)
The Youth Ending Hunger Club helps HW students give back to the community at large and form bonds with people they may not encounter in their day-to-day lives by cooking and serving dinner at the Ocean Park Community Center homeless shelter.