Nightingale Students@Sycamore Convalescent Center

In a true demonstration of service + experiential learning, Nightingale students have been coordinating and leading activities for residents at the Sycamore Convalescent Center. Twice a month, middle school students walk to the local facility to work with elderly residents. Activities have included: creating photo frames, singing folk songs, and planting seeds.

This effort was spearheaded by the Helping Hands student group. The Helping Hands is an interest-based group that originated from the students’ desire (1) to help the community and (2) to create more events for the Nightingale community. Students expressed interest in working with elderly, and shortly thereafter, a relationship with the Sycamore Convalescent Center was formed!


Categories: community


The D3 Lab is a collaboration between the Pearson Foundation's New Learning Institute, COMMONstudio design consultancy, and Nightingale Middle School in Los Angeles. It is one part idea lab, one part design and production facility, and one part "do tank." It is a place where students come to nurture and cultivate ideas, tackle big and small problems, and take action.

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