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Greatest Good McDonogh

MCDONOGH’S SIGNATURE SOCIAL IMPACT PROGRAM 

Greatest Good McDonogh teaches students from prekindergarten through twelfth grade best practices in service-learning, philanthropy, community engagement, and social innovation through integrated coursework and experiential learning.  

The program is designed to inspire students to find their purpose, grow their empathy, and realize their power and potential to do the greatest good in the world. 


The Rothschild Foundations, which are committed to advancing educational initiatives that inspire philanthropic and social engagement, catalyzed the launch of Greatest Good McDonogh with an endowed commitment and partnership support.

MISSION

To cultivate courage, confidence, and character in students to develop their purpose, recognize their power, and understand their responsibility to actively engage with their local and global community.

VISION

An empathetic community that finds joy and purpose in doing the greatest good in the world.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

The outcomes of this work will inspire our community to shift the focus of our service efforts—from hours to outcomes, from one-way partnerships to reciprocal relationships, and from transactional to transformational.

Cultivate Purpose

By exploring identity, passions, and potential for impact 

Develop Empathy

By engaging in mutually respectful relationships which encourage perspective taking and an understanding of diverse cultures

Deepen Understanding of Systems

By studying the complex causes of local and global challenges

Build Advocacy Skills

By developing communication skills and empowering students to be courageous agents of change

Inspire Innovation

By researching and designing creative action plans

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Recent News

Greatest Good McDonogh Stuffs a Bus

How many pounds of food did Greatest Good McDonogh collect for the Stuff-a-Bus project? 

LOWER SCHOOL FAMILIES DO THE GREATEST GOOD: HARVEST CROPS FOR MD FOOD BANK

Greatest Good McDonogh held its first family service project at Roots Farm on Saturday, October 2.

Greatest Good McDonogh Program Announced

McDonogh School today announced Greatest Good McDonogh, a signature program that will prepare students in prekindergarten through 12th grade to create positive, sustainable change in the world.

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