Our Program

Public Service

Founded as a charity school in 1709, Trinity began with a clear purpose: to provide educational access to the city’s poor, addressing issues of urban poverty and inequality by creating a school that would connect students to the needs of the city.  Today, Trinity students meet our mission’s calling to “give generously and joyfully to others” as they “live fully in our city.”  Unique amongst schools locally and globally, Trinity’s Office of Public Service provides innovative, weekly opportunities for students to begin to know themselves in the world by connecting meaningfully with our community inside and outside of school.  

Trinity's public service program finds its focus in the diversity of the Upper West Side. Rooted in 15 Community Circle partners, Trinity's K-12 program allows students to connect hands-on, experiential work locally to larger, systemic global issues such as hunger and homelessness, educational access and inequality, the challenges faced by the elderly, the differently abled, and the environment.

7th and 8th grade students have the opportunity to engage in weekly service work after school. Please click here for more information and to register. Upper School students can work weekly both during and after school. Please click here for more information and to register.
We invite all members of the Trinity community to join us for a number of volunteer events. Lower Schoolers must be supervised by an adult.

The Service Team

Office of Public Service
Sarah Bennison - Director of Public Service
Kim Vinnakota - Assistant to the Director of Public Service

Faculty Service Team
Emily Burnham - MS/US Green Team
Christine Nealy - LS Green Team
Luisen Elias Ruiz - Mt. Sinai Language Ambassadors
Alan Tulin - MS Service Council and Service Learning Seminars
Ginn Norris - US Student Service Groups

2018-2019 Year End Review Video

    • 2018-2019 Year End Review Video

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Located on Upper West Side of New York City, Trinity School is a college preparatory, coeducational independent school for grades K-12. Since 1709, Trinity has provided a world-class education to its students with rigorous academics and outstanding programs in athletics, the arts, peer leadership, and global travel.