Community Service Program
For St. Pius X students the community service program puts faith into
action. Students are required to perform community service as part of
the curriculum. Students learn leadership skills, work ethic and the
satisfaction of serving others. The community benefits in the energy and
enthusiasm that the students bring to non-profits projects and
The requirements for the program are seen to the right.
School-wide Community Service Project
Since 2008, St. Pius X has come together as a community to feed the
hungry. Student Ali Frumkin had worked with Kids Against Hunger, an
organization to feed kids and families around the world, at Holy Ghost
School. Ali worked with Alicia Eiler, community service coordinator to
bring the project to St. Pius X.
Since then, each year students
work to raise money though pizza sales, jeans days and other drives to
purchase the bulk ingredients for nutritious meals to be packaged at the
school. The highly nutritious meals formulated by a team of food
scientists for the Kids Against Hunger program are 52 percent protein,
rice, six vegetables with an additional 21 vitamins and minerals. All
students participate to combine and package the ingredients for the
meals that are delivered from Haiti to New Mexico. In the last several
years, 80 percent of the meals have been distributed in New Mexico.
Packaging day is held during Holy Week as a time to reflect upon the
sacrifices and giving to others as part of the Lenten observance.
Other Albuquerque and area schools are invited to participate on
packaging day. Holy Ghost, St. Mary’s, Our Lady of Annunciation, Our
Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Assumption, St. Therese, San Felipe de Neri;
Santa Fe schools, St. Michael’s High School, Santo Nino Regional
Catholic School; Grants Catholic High School, Salpointe High School from
Tucson, Arizona are some of the participants.
Community Service Coordinator
Community Service Requirements for Each Grade
20 hrs for the year
25 hrs for the year
30 hrs for the year
40 hrs for the year