Students in the Global Awareness Club recently spearheaded two projects to benefit the students at Divine Mercy Girls Seminary in Bukoba, Tanzania.
For over 15 years, members of the Northwest Catholic community, including students, parents, teachers, staff, and alumni, have prepared a meal on the first Monday of each month at Manna Meals. This meal, held at the parish center of Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Hartford, was started by Mrs. Gillespie and student Shana Moynihan '05 through the Hands On Hartford organization (originally called Center City Churches). The monthly meal remains an active part of the Campus Ministry program.
Our standard meal has evolved over the years based on nutritional needs, availability, and suggestions from the guests. It currently consists of homemade Chicken Catalina, noodles Alfredo, corn, tossed salad, fruit salad, bread and dessert, usually brownies with ice cream. All members of the Northwest Catholic community are invited to participate by donating food through our SignUpGenius LINK and/or by donating your time. Students can ride a school bus/van from school or can meet at the parish center. Others can meet us directly at the parish center by 5:00 pm. We are usually done by 7:00 pm. We serve our meal through the summer as well.
Students from Northwest Catholic attended the annual March for Life in Washington D.C.
Every December Northwest Catholic's freshman class organize the Annual Toy Drive, and every year the drive gets more and more successful. This year Campus Ministry students delivered hundreds of toys to the Catholic Worker in Hartford.
On November 8, 2019, the Northwest Catholic Student Council hosted its semi-annual blood drive. The American Red Cross collected collected 39 units from NWC students and staff members.
Seniors decked in costumes set up tables along the perimeter of the Stosuy Gym and welcomed Trinity Academy students in to decorate Halloween bags, get fake tattoos, and collect goodies at every stop.
Northwest Catholic is the recipient of a three-year grant from the John G. Martin Foundation for technology upgrades throughout the school. The gift in total is $150,000.