“When we help, we become aware of our own strength. But when we serve, we don’t serve with our strength; we serve with ourselves, and we draw from all of our experiences. Our limitations serve; our wounds serve; even our darkness can serve. My pain is the source of my compassion; my woundedness is the key to my empathy.” – (2017, August 7) Helping, Fixing, or Serving? Lion's Roar
The Luke Center for Public Service embraces community service, service learning and social entrepreneurship for grades K – 12, contributing to the school's public service and sustainability initiatives.
Luke Center for Public Service is committed to communicating about service, creating meaningful service opportunities, and convening service-related conversations for students and teachers.
The Luke Center develops programs with the following objectives in mind:
To support and enhance student development in social responsibility;
To promote the connections between service, spirituality and character education;
To develop interdependence and a sense of community;
To create meaningful links between service, sustainability and social entrepreneurship and the curriculum; and
To meet community needs and take an active role in Punahou's vision of a private school serving a public purpose.