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

Salem Academy and College Presents Author Sami Schalk

Monday, March 20, 2023
Salem Academy and College, in partnership with Bookmarks, will present author Sami Schalk, Ph.D. on Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m.

Salem Academy and College Establishes Future of the Academy Building Task Force

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Salem is exploring the future possibilities for the Salem Academy building with the assistance of Salem Academy alumnae, current staff and community members. This work will result in a plan by the end of 2023 for future use of this important landmark in our community.

PBS North Carolina to Debut “Journey to Salem” Documentary

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
PBS North Carolina will debut the “Journey to Salem” documentary on Wednesday, March 15 at 8 p.m.