Following in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi, Melbourne Central Catholic provides community members with many opportunities to serve our local and global communities. MCC students learn how to see the face of Christ in their neighbors while serving at local food banks, soup kitchens, and caring for God’s creation. These experiences teach our community members how to be Christ’s hands and feet in our world. Because the goals of the program are central to the goals of Catholic education, each student must complete a minimum of 25 hours of community service each year. The result of this experience is a growing awareness of the needs of others, greater compassion and a thirst for justice.