La Salle Prep provides a variety of opportunities for our students to serve at local agencies. Through serving locally, students learn about issues that affect our own community and ways to help. Students are able to respond to the immediate needs of others through after school service trips and short weekend outings. The students at La Salle serve a variety of locations throughout the Portland Metro area. The agencies we serve, along with a description, can be found below. The outings are open to all La Salle students, unless otherwise noted.
Blanchet House of Hospitality has been serving Portland since 1952. It has been located at the corner of NW 4th and Glisan since it began. Blanchet provides food, clothing and shelter to those in need in our community. Over the fifty-seven year period, Blanchet has served over 14 million meals to the hungry. Generally, meals are served three times per day, six days a week. Blanchet House is able to offer food and shelter to Portland’s homeless community at no cost to our guests whatsoever. We would not be able to do this without your help! Blanchet House depends to a great extent on the generosity of individual volunteers and groups. Volunteers will help serve dinner, wash dishes, and visit with guests.
St. Andre Bessette Catholic Church
(Formerly the Downtown Chapel)
"Finding God in the Poor"
- A full-day immersion experience for juniors and seniors
- Students are immersed in the Old Town and Downtown Chapel communities, engaging in relationships with many people experiencing a variety of circumstances.
- Downtown Chapel Connects is about making connections - between faith and service, between people and people, and between God and the poor.
- Students are challenged to respond to poverty and diversity with love, rather than fear. They are asked to see the living person of Christ in each person who walks through our doors.