Community Service

In All Things, Love

Community Service - Students packing boxes of food for the hungry

“In essentials, Unity. In non-essentials, Liberty. In all things, Love.”

Moravian motto

Community service is a core element of life at Salem Academy, inspired by our Moravian roots and embedded throughout our programming.

A Pledge to Service

All Salem’s student clubs and organizations are required to fulfill a service project. Students can also participate in one of our service-oriented clubs:

  • Key Club
  • Girl Up
  • Student Ambassadors

“At Salem, we have community service days where we go to different non-profit organizations and help. I think many of us feel blessed to be at Salem, so we want to give back to the community that helps Salem flourish.”

Emma Shelby A’21

Learning through Service

During January Term, freshmen and sophomores participate in a day of service in Winston-Salem. Recent activities include volunteering at

  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • SECU Family House
  • Sunnyside Ministries

Students have also

  • Take an anti-bullying class and work with local students at Summit School
  • Volunteer at Diggs-Latham Elementary School

Annual School Halloween Party

Students show their Halloween spirit by hosting an annual Halloween Party for foster families and families from a local elementary school. Academy students plan a variety of activities for the children, including Halloween-inspired games and trick-or-treating in the residence halls.

This tradition, which started in the 1980s, has become one of the school’s most beloved events!

Latest News

Announcing the President’s Advisory Council

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
I am pleased to share that the President’s Advisory Council, an initiative of Salem’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, has been established. The Council is one key way in which Salem is engaging with leaders and partners on these topics.

Reflections on Women’s Equality Day

Saturday, August 26, 2023
As we celebrate Women's Equality Day tomorrow, I have been thinking a lot about gender equity, the progress we have made, and the work still yet to be done, both here at Salem and across our society.

Triad Business Journal Recognizes Salem Academy Alum Kalin Griffin

Thursday, June 29, 2023
The Triad Business Journal recently profiled Kalin Griffin Bostwick (A’01) as a Leader in Diversity.