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Edgewood in the Community

EIC 2023

2023 Edgewood in the Community
Wednesday, September 20

Edgewood High School is built on a foundation of Catholic service to the community. For one day each fall, as an integral part of our homecoming activities, the entire student body, faculty and staff put down the books for Edgewood in the Community (EIC), a day of volunteering in service to our neighbors. This service day jump-starts students’ excitement for our mission to serve and gives them an early opportunity to connect with work and organizations they may serve in the future. EIC has been held annually since 2000, including modified versions during the 2020-21 pandemic years.

After a prayer service, students, faculty, staff and volunteers boarded buses that take them to randomly assigned locations. Students work in groups that include members of all four grades, a faculty/staff leader, and sometimes a parent volunteer.


700 students, faculty and staff accomplishments:

  • We served as classroom helpers in 13 elementary schools.
  • We did yard work at 6 religious institutions and 6 community partners.
  • We helped out at many social service centers like The Beacon, Boys & Girls Club, Neighborhood House, Sunshine Place, and Community Action Coalition to name a few.
  • We did various projects and activities with the older adults at 4 facilities.
  • We removed invasive plants, harvested crops, and cultivated the land at 9 parks and gardens.
  • We helped out at 2 animal protection and therapy centers.
  • We sorted and organized donations for those in need at 6 donation centers and 2 food pantries.
  • In all: We performed over 3,500 hours of volunteer service for our community!

Thanks to our 2023 EIC Sponsors!

If you or your business is interested in sponsoring Edgewood in the Community, please contact EHS Development Office.

Gold Level

Steve Bormett

Daniels Construction


Steve Brown Apts

Suttle Straus


Maroon Level

Catholic Charities

First Business Bank

First Weber

Flad Development

Hill Electric

Isthmus Partner

Chris Tierney

Crusader Level

Baker Tilly

Monona Fire and Plumbing

Per Mar