Pursue Your Passions

We're all connected to each other. Volunteering is so much more than "giving back" to someone "less fortunate"; it's about empathizing with fellow members of our shared community.

Community engagement enables us to grow as individuals when we acknowledge others as fellow members of a shared community, not as those less fortunate than us. We encourage our students to reflect mindfully about their place in the world and how to engage with community members in need.

Community engagement is a vital, integral part of a Branson education. We value not only lessons learned in the classroom, but also those learned through real-life experiences. Community engagement requires one's mindful awareness, openness, and willingness to learn from others in order to practice empathy. We hope, through his or her four-year community engagement experience, each student fosters a continuous, empathic awareness of the communities in which he or she lives and strives to make a better world. Practice empathy, mindfulness, and engagement in your local, national, and global communities. 
Click here for a list of student-led programs we offer.  

Contact Information

Elizabeth Siarny
Director of Community Engagement
(415) 455-7161
c/o The Branson School
P.O. Box 887
Ross, CA 94957
Empathy - Engagement - Mindfulness

CE Requirements

Freshmen must complete 5 Core and 10 Support hours, and sophomores, juniors and seniors must complete 15 Core and 10 Support hours each year.

Core = hours spent working directly with people in need
Support = hours spent indirectly helping those in need
Solidarity, not charity.
Engagement means empathy.

Important Dates

Senior Community Engagement Deadline
Friday, April 29, 2016 
Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Community Engagement Deadline
Friday, May 6, 2016

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