In keeping with our mission to “make positive contributions to our diverse and ever-changing world,” the school year at CAISL is marked by a number of student-led initiatives to reach out to the community. Every year the Secondary Community Service Club members travel to northern Portugal to participate in Habitat for Humanity house-building projects. The club also regularly participates in Banco Alimentar food collection drives and has developed a close relationship with a local elderly people's home, Lar das Fisgas, where they go once a month to spend quality time together. Throughout the year, both the Secondary and Elementary students organize food, clothing and toy drives for a number of deserving local charities, often visiting the people that the organizations support and delivering the donations in person. Also, student's regularly organize fundraising activities for National and International organizations such as Make-A-Wish, Ajuda de Berço and Associação Promotora da Criança. Our students’ generosity of time and spirit is matched by CAISL families who contribute generously to these causes throughout the year.