What counts as community service?

To qualify for either the Promise Scholarship or Passport to Promise Scholarship, a student must complete 40 hours of community service during high school. Many New Haven public high schools require community service as a graduation requirement, and service performed in the community can be counted toward a student’s Promise requirement and graduation requirement. Each high school sets the standard for community service and hours are reported directly to a student’s high school counselor. Generally, service must be performed with a valid non-profit organization or charitable group working in New Haven.

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