Greatest Good McDonogh teaches students from prekindergarten through twelfth grade best practices in service-learning, philanthropy, community engagement, and social innovation through integrated coursework and experiential learning.
The program is designed to inspire students to find their purpose, grow their empathy, and realize their power and potential to do the greatest good in the world.
Led by David Rothschild '82, the Rothschild Foundations—which are committed to advancing educational initiatives that inspire philanthropic and social engagement—catalyzed the launch of Greatest Good McDonogh with an endowed commitment and partnership support.
To cultivate courage, confidence, and character in students to develop their purpose, recognize their power, and understand their responsibility to actively engage with their local and global community.
An empathetic community that finds joy and purpose in doing the greatest good in the world.
The outcomes of this work will inspire our community to shift the focus of our service efforts—from hours to outcomes, from one-way partnerships to reciprocal relationships, and from transactional to transformational.
By exploring identity, passions, and potential for impact
By engaging in mutually respectful relationships which encourage perspective taking and an understanding of diverse cultures
By studying the complex causes of local and global challenges
By developing communication skills and empowering students to be courageous agents of change
By researching and designing creative action plans