Student Life
Community Service

Student Leadership


The Newark Academy Service Council (NASC) is composed of the Middle School Community Service Coordinator, the four Class Service Coordinators, the CAS Director, CAS Coordinator, student representatives from each grade, and the Director of Community Service.
The responsibilities of the Service Council include educating the student body about systemic issues facing our own community and the communities where we work, developing opportunities for service-learning and community engagement, and celebrating the work being done by the Newark Academy community. The Council oversees the Service Opportunity Approval Process (S.O.A.P) and plans activities based around the yearly theme to help raise awareness and engage the community on critical thinking about issues of equity connected to this theme. 
Students are selected through an application and interview process and serve one-year terms.


The Service Engagement Team (SET) is a group of service-minded students that support the work of the NASC. by attending events, helping with publicity, and building a passion for service in the larger NA community. This group will meet once a month on average, although meetings may be more frequent during busy service times throughout the year or in the lead up to our signature events. The responsibilities are below but as this is a new group for the 23-24 school year each member has the opportunity to shape the scope of the work.

Service Opportunity Approval Process (S.O.A.P.)

All service-based and philanthropic fundraising activities promoted or completed on campus go through a two-step review approval process. All such efforts must be connected to a student organization such as a club, academic class, sports team, or arts group. No individual projects are permitted and any one wishing to advertise service opportunities on campus must first speak to the Director of Community Service. 

Each student organization completes a S.O.A.P proposal form which goes to the Service Council for review.  The Service Council representatives will make a recommendation to the Director of Community Service who consults with the Director of Upper School Student Life or Division Head, and other administrators as needed; for example, when clubs are involved the Associate Director of Upper School Student Life will be consulted. The Director of Community Service shares the final decision with the student organization and the Service Council provides ongoing support to make the opportunity a success.
An independent school for students in grades 6-12