Last summer Serviam Girls Academy moved to the heart of downtown Wilmington. We packed our books, and desks, and every last pencil. We even moved our garden! But the one thing we couldn’t take with us was our beloved gym. That multi-purpose space had become the hub of activity for our community, from meals to activity breaks, PE class to all-school activities. The strong focus on health and wellness quickly became the hallmark of a Serviam education. With the possibility of transforming a former worship hall into a multi-purpose gym, Serviam can renew its focus on health and wellness. We need your help to make that dream a reality.
Serviam’s new home has a gorgeous sanctuary space that is aching to be converted to a gym! But we need your help to get it gym ready. We need to protect the fire safety equipment and windows from slam dunks gone awry and replace the doors, just to name a few of the upgrades needed. Serviam’s mission to educate the whole child requires the space for physical, arts and cultural education, spiritual reflection and renewal, and community building. Can the Serviam Scholars count on your support?
About Serviam Girls Academy
Mission: Cultivating the potential of under-resourced young women through a challenging, holistic education rooted in the Ursuline tradition.
Vision: Empowering young women, changing the world.
Serviam Girls Academy cultivates the potential of under-resourced young women through a challenging, holistic education rooted in the Ursuline tradition. Families must qualify for the Federal free/reduced school lunch program in order to enroll. As a NativityMiguel model middle school, Serviam partners with the parents and students to offer an extended 10-hour day; extended 10.5-month year including a mandatory four-week summer program; small class sizes; and, a graduate support program that follows Serviam alumnae through high school graduation and in college. As an agent of transformation for youth in its community, Serviam’s mission to nurture the whole child through the profound power of education is working for the underserved young women in its program. Serviam’s new students typically matriculate at or below grade level, yet enter high school at or above grade level. Additionally, 98% of Serviam alumnae have graduated or will graduate on time from high school, compared to an overall state average of 87%, and of 78% for the state’s low-income population (2017). Further, 80% of our college-aged alumnae are enrolled in college. Serviam Girls Academy provides this exceptional education to New Castle County’s underserved girls tuition-free. It is almost 100% donor driven without a guaranteed funding stream. Thus, without tuition, state or federal funding, or a parent or alumnae base to support the school, Serviam raises over $1 million annually from individual donors (53%), foundations (26%), events (18%), and fees/investments (3%). Additionally, last year alone almost 300 volunteers contributed over 3800 service hours, translating into an additional contribution of about $96,600 of (Independent Sector). The transformative nature of Serviam’s mission extends beyond its students to the active and engaged donor pool who help sustain the mission.