Think Globally, Act Locally!

The Jefferson Award is a prestigious award given to students for participating in unique community service. Anyone can nominate a student for consideration (teacher, parent, friend, even the student themself). ​You can nominate through email by sending a brief message to the Jefferson Team at or Mr Burrell at Visit the Jefferson page for more information.

Congratulations to the January Jefferson Award earner, Anvi Damani. Anvi took the position of Fundraising Officer for the Rotary Vietnam Project. They provide scholarships to youth at risk for human trafficking. Well done Anvi. To learn more about Anvi and her service, click the link above. 

Service Learning Leadership Applications


Service Learning Leadership is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. This course combines leadership experience through the creation of community service projects, integration of service activities into classroom curriculum, and the recognition of outstanding community service activities. 

For more information, please email 

We are looking for a few incoming 9th grade students to join our class. These students will get first hand experience in planning, budgeting, publicizing, executing, and evaluating a variety of Service projects.

Service Learning Leadership wants to learn more about your amazing service contributions over the past four years. We want to gather information for students that may be eligible for service awards and we need to complete end of the year summaries for several non-profit agencies. The link below will take you to the survey. It should only take 5-10 minutes. Thank you for your time.


Did you know that you can now submit your pink sheets electronically? If you have old pink sheets (or new ones that you just completed) that you would like to submit then go to the page linked below and follow the instructions. 

Due to the COVID 19 quarantine measures, the 2020-21 Sophomore Project has been modified. We will not be requiring community service for the Fall Semester. Many of the first semester activities are remaining the same. We will not be announcing any of the spring semester details until the end December/January 1. ​

Information coming soon!


Service Learning has been a part of Pioneer High School since 1995 when the first Sophomore Project was completed. Michael Stark and Bob Vasconcellos started Service Learning through innovative projects like BioSITE, Senior Exhibition, YMCA Leadership Development, and S-Period Service Hour.


Mike Burrell and Rob Zaccheo took over the program in 2002. In 2005, the first Service Learning Leadership class began. Every year, students in the class learn valuable organizational skills along with project management tasks as they create, plan, and evaluate various service projects on campus. The Fall Outreach Fair, blood drives, Red Ribbon Week, Diversity Week, and Earth Day are just a few examples of these projects.


Mike Burrell - Service Learning Coordinator

1290 Blossom Hill Road, 

San Jose, CA 95118


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