Community Service

By encouraging students to make a personal investment in the well being of others, Dawson creates a culture that values compassion, cooperation and respect.

All students have the opportunity to be a part of age-appropriate service projects that may be organized by individuals, groups or the Dawson community service program. Many are open to students, parents, and family members, as well as faculty and staff. One may participate as an individual, small group, class or school. Projects vary from year to year and range from fundraising and collection drives, to volunteer labor for meal serving, clothing collection drives, food sorting, home construction, and art projects.

Through service students discover how empowering it can be to have a positive impact on the lives of others.

Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Dawson is a certifying organization of The President’s Volunteer Service Award, which honors Americans who engage in volunteer service.  The award recognizes those that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period.  Visit for more information or click on the documentation form below.