CDS students are active participants in community service and outreach projects. Many lead, take initiative, and get involved in clubs that address various social concerns, including the Zero Waste Youth Group, Student Council, Green Team, Sister School Program, Gay-Straight Alliance, Girl Up, and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). In each of these clubs, students contribute their skills, knowledge, and talents; connect with different communities; create awareness; and raise funds or goods that benefit the environment or others.
To spotlight one example of a student-led initiative, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) began when one CDS student took the lead in bringing this organization to our school. FBLA links aspiring business leaders to opportunities that develop their leadership and entrepreneurship. Practicing their abilities, FBLA students help local businesses in San José.
Our Student Council both in Middle and High School also play an important role in actively shaping the ethos of service at CDS. They design and promote community-building events, while fostering leadership and peer networks to solve problems.