“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.