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Community Life

Service Learning

The Service Learning Program at Mullen High School promotes ways for students, through organized service learning programs, to put their faith into action and further the cause of social justice by participating in community outreach programs. These service projects enable students to share faith, prayer, individual reflection, and lessons in community building thus truly living the Lasallian Core Principle of Concern for the Poor and Social Justice.

Service Learning Contact

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  • Photo of Mara Dougherty

    Mara Dougherty 

    Director of Service Learning

Fast Facts

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • What are the expectations of service to graduate?

    • 20 Mullen Hours - hours completed either directly for Mullen or on Mullen's campus
    • 50 Marginalized Hours - hours completed for a marginalized population
    • Total: 70 Hours by graduation
  • How do I log service hours?

    We have transitioned to logging service hours digitally, using the MobileServe app. Please download the MobileServe app on your iPad and/or phone. Here are directions for setting up an account and/or logging hours:
    1. Download the MobileServe app from the App Store or get it on Google play.
    2. Using your mullenmail account, create a login. Also create a password and write it down somewhere so that you remember it.
    3. Enter the class code when prompted. The class codes are below:
    • Class of 2020: 503274
    • Class of 2021: BD45B2
    • Class of 2022: 402624
    • Class of 2023: Given on your freshmen day of service, please see Mr. Gray if you miss your service day!
    4. Log your hours by changing the amount on the home screen. The next screen will give you an option to categorize the hours as "Mullen" hours or "Marginalized" hours.
    5. Make sure to write a meaningful reflection for each service experience.
    6. Approval will be given by a signature or email address of your service-site coordinator. This will not be Dr. Doughtery, unless he is present for your service experience.
    7. Remember, you need 20 Mullen hours and 50 Marginalized hours, as a graduation requirement.
  • All service experiences should be accompanied by a reflection. A model is posted below:

    1. Summary of Experience - Where did you go? What did you do? How long did you serve?
    2. Processing - What surprised you? What was impactful?
    3. Learning - What did you learn? What would you tell someone else about this experience? Would you do it again, why or why not?
  • Where can marginalized service learning hours be obtained?

    Churches, hospitals, academic or athletic programs for marginalized children and adults, retirement communities/nursing homes, any shelter for a marginalized population, food banks, soup kitchens, community gardens, helping elderly neighbors, helping those with physical or mental impairments, among many other ways.
  • Where can Mullen service learning hours be obtained?

    Open house, academic or athletic events, Mullen-sponsored club events, Mullen-sponsored events, any event on Mullen’s campus, among many other ways.
  • What is the Freshman Service Day?

    During first trimester, each student will be introduced to service learning by attending an immersion trip to the Denver Rescue Mission. Students will also learn about the importance of service learning in a Lasallian community and expectations for graduation. These trips will be numerous different days during first trimester, and will be scheduled depending on a student’s orientation group. Approaching a student’s service day, each will be given a Code of Conduct and a Travel/Liability Release. A student may not attend the Freshman Service Day without these forms.
  • What are service immersion trips at Mullen High School?

    Service Immersion Trips are a great opportunity for students to immerse themselves in different types of cultures and walk with those who need a variety of supports. Service immersion trips require a mature student who is eager to experience service firsthand and able to appropriately and maturely reflect on those experiences. There will be an application process for each immersion trip, and preference is given to upperclassmen. In the fall, we will plan a trip to La Puente Shelter in Alamosa, Colorado, to a border and immigration trip to Tucson, Arizona, and Mexico, and to a home restoration site in the Denver Metro Area. In the winter/spring, we will plan a trip to Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, Montana. Every other summer, we will plan an immersion trip to our twin school, St. John Baptist de La Salle Catholic School, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Additional trips may be added at a later date.
  • What is our Twin School?

    All monetary donations collected at Mullen High School support our “mission”. Our mission is to help financially support our twin school in Ethiopia, through the partnership of the Lasallian Region of North America and the Lasallian Lwanga District of Africa. To learn more about the Twinning Program and about our twin school, please visit this site. If you would like to donate money to our mission, please contact Donna Martinez at donna.martinez@mullenhigh.com