Santa Catalina School has been recognized as a Gold-Level Global High School with Catholic Relief Services.
The CRS Global High School Program provides opportunities for Catholic secondary schools to join with the organization to educate about Catholic social teaching and advocate for solidarity with the global poor, including poverty-focused international assistance, climate change, and the pursuit of peace.
Santa Catalina regularly engages in Catholic Relief Services initiatives. Students in both the Upper and Lower and Middle schools participate in emergency response and recovery collections. And through a school-wide effort, Santa Catalina's Food Fast raises awareness about poverty and gives students a concrete way to see how their actions can make a difference in the world. This effort has raised over $100,000 in the past 20 years to help alleviate hunger and suffering around the world.
In addition, through Santa Catalina's Peace and Justice Club, students learn about important social justice issues and are encouraged to put their concerns into action in a variety of ways, such as collecting money for needy children around the world through the Catalina Children's Fund or raising awareness of environmental issues locally and globally through the R4 club.