Community Service Corps (CSC)

The Community Service Corps (CSC) is a unique organization in the United States.  Housed in the archdiocesan and private high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, CSC provides opportunities for high school teens to put their faith into action through service.  It is an extra curricular activity which requires the teens’ most precious commodity- their time. After school and on weekends, young people gather to serve in their schools, parishes and local communities. Through CSC young people experience a deepening of their faith and a realization that the call to serve is not for a privileged few, but for everyone. 


The overall goals of the Community Service Corps are:

  • To foster self discovery, self growth and self acceptance of the teens and a knowledge of how God loves them and has a plan to work through them to show His love for others
  • To bring teens closer to Christ through service
  • To help participants work together efficiently to build a better community
  • To encourage members to accept their responsibilities as leaders and servers in the Church and civic community

The Community Service Corps (CSC) at Archbishop Ryan High School is coordinated by Sister Frances Antoinette, S.S.J.  All students are encouraged to serve others by participating in the many rewarding activities of the CSC, including: Bowling with the developmentally disabled; preparing and serving meals for the residents of Saint Francis Inn and Saint John's Hospice; and the collecting of items and donations at various times throughout the year (e.g., Thanksgiving Drive; Operation Santa Claus; Breadbasketball collection for Aid for Friends and Holy Redeemer Hospice, etc.).

"The measure of the greatness of a society is found in the way it treats those most in need, those who have nothing apart from their poverty!"

(Pope Francis)

“You must love your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind…You must love your neighbor as yourself."
(Matthew 22:37-40)