Castilleja School’s ACE Center provides a number of co-curricular and curricular experiential learning programs, aimed to promote leadership development for all students. Please use this site to get an update on a number of projects.

Cruel Animal Slaughter

We need an effective method to humanely kill livestock, and government laws to support the case. As of now, farmers elect to kill their male chickens upon birth in full consciousness by grinding them. They also keep pregnant sows locked up in a cage where they cannot move at all, until they [...]

Food Deserts by Gigi, Ali, Annika, and Grace

Millions of families across the nation are located in food desserts. A food desert is an area where the residents living there  have a hard time accessing healthy foods. We shouldn’t have to struggle any longer with finding and affording nutritional food. The problem that we are focussing on is [...]

Organic Certification Labels

Then you see a USDA organic seal, you might already know the food does not have unhealthy pesticides or GMOs – but do you really know exactly how it was grown? We found out that farms can be organic and still use organic certified fertilizer, but foods don’t have labels that say they used [...]

Farmworkers Rights’

In the United States there are over 3 million migrant and seasonal farmworkers. The majority (72%) of all farmworkers were not born in the United States. The farmworkers have an average age of 36 and the average level of education is until 8th grade. 48% of farmworkers do not have legal [...]

Food Deserts by MARM

                                                               Food Deserts                                By MARM (Megan, Ava, Reese, and Maggie) […]

FRANCE, Day 6: Thursday 2014-01-09 afternoon

By Alexa After some delish sandwiches on the go we visited the French Sénat, where we met with one of the Vice Presidents of the Senate, Bariza Khiari. Mme. Khiari is the only female Vice President of the 6 who preside over Senate debates, and she told us about her tough journey to her current [...]

Guatemala Day 6: Adventures in Antigua!

Hola amigos! Today we woke up to yet another beautiful day at our beautiful hotel for yet another beautiful breakfast. That pretty much sums up Antigua – all around bonito. In the morning, we worked in pairs on short films which we will be presenting tomorrow about the weavers and their [...]

FRANCE, Day 6: Thursday, 2014-01-09

By Christina Thursday morning was a rough one. After getting to the Citadines in the wee hours of the morning, we received extremely pleasant wake-up calls at 7:45 AM which, in our defense, were much quieter than the ones at the FIAP (oh, FIAP, how we miss you and your gourmet meat selections). [...]

India 2014, Day 6: Roshni Projects and NDTV

Today was another exciting day of working with the Roshni girls and sight-seeing. We started out the day with a delicious breakfast (heavy on the banana bread and masala tea!) and preceded to pile onto the bus for a morning with the Roshni girls. We began with relaxation/meditation on the theme [...]

Guatemala – Lencho Appreciation post

Today my roommates and I woke up promptly at 6:50am so we could join our guide Lencho and a few bellboys of the hotel to wake up the birthday girl, Chela, with an early morning serenade. We sang her “Las Mañanitas” and then “Happy Birthday.” She was surprised to say the [...]

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