Reaffirming Concord Academy’s core values, the school’s renewed mission statement calls on everyone to engage. See what learning looks like on campus today and how alumnae/i Eric Nguyen ’00, Izzy Lowell ’98, Tony Patt ’83, and Amy Longsworth ’76 are working to create a more just and sustainable world.
Concord Academy has become one of the first independent schools in the greater Boston area to adopt a holistic campus sustainability plan. Approved by the Board of Trustees in the spring, the plan defines targets in the categories of food, greenhouse gas reduction, building operations, and institutional support that the school has pledged to meet by its centennial in 2022.
Seeing hunger in their communities, some CA alumnae/i have found their own ways to address it. Kezia Parsons Simister ’95 organizes donations to the Arlington, Mass., food pantry. Mim Locke ’64 lives and works at the Martin de Porres House of Hospitality in San Francisco. And Mallory Cerkleski ’16 manages a mobile farmer’s market that serves urban customers in Greensboro, N.C.
A life-changing trip to Nepal led this acclaimed architect to change careers and open her business, Doula X Design. “Now I’m helping one woman at a time, one family at a time,” she says.
The CEO and co-founder of Modulate, a startup that creates “voice skins” that alter people’s voices for online use, weighs in on the risks and benefits of this new technology.
Kate Morse Erwin ’69 was awarded the 2019 recipient of the Joan Shaw Herman Award for Distinguished Service for a rare and unparalleled passion for improving mental health for the incarcerated.
CA students and teachers will soon set out on a pilgrimage along a portion of the Camino de Santiago in Galicia. Others have made pilgrimages here in New England and around the world.
Culminating a deep dive into what goes into making museum exhibitions, students in CA history teacher Kim Frederick’s history course Object Permanence: Concord and the American Nation gave gallery talks on May 9 at the Concord Museum.
This year, construction has been steadily underway on the common room, campus residences, and facilities connecting the historic Haines and Hobson houses — work that will usher in remarkable changes in the residential landscape of West Campus.