At Holy Names Academy, students are passionate about community service and social justice. Inspired by the mission and vision of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, our school provides opportunities to serve both locally and globally.
Summer Service 2023
SNJM Solidarity Experience (June 2023):
In the summer of 2023, a group of 10 Holy Names students will travel to Wapato, Washington to participate in a week-long service-learning experience. We will partner with students from St. Mary’s in Portland, as well as youth from the local farm-working families and the Yakama Nation Tribe. We will visit the Yakama National Museum and Cultural Center. Food and Housing will be provided by Campbell Farm and each day, students will serve at local non-profits where Sisters and Associates have served for decades.
Agape Service Project (June 2023):
A group of rising 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students will travel to Whatcom County to participate in a week-long service-learning experience called the Agape Service Project. Students learn about human dignity, issues affecting migrant farmworkers, and why we are called to serve. Participants will volunteer at a food bank and spend time with migrant families.
Peace and Justice Poster for the 2022-2023 School Year. Student artwork by Pacific '24.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Established in 2007 by high school and college students (including HNA alumnae!), Shirts Across America has been working continuously for over a decade to move families displaced by Hurricane Katrina back to their homes in Louisiana and Mississippi.
SNJM Youth Social Justice Forum
Every three summers, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary host a youth conference for students from SNJM high schools from around the world. These conferences take place in a different SNJM school location every time. Holy Names Academy students have the opportunity to meet fellow SNJM school students from as near as Portland, Oregon, to as far as Bela Bela, Lesotho, Africa.