Seniors in the class of 1978 spent a day clearing rubbish out of Goose Creek, a tributary of the East Branch of Chester Creek, during Westtown’s first off-campus “Senior Work Day.” In that same year Westtown received a grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation to establish its “Service Network” which provides transportation, occasions for discussion and reflection, and concrete opportunities for upper schoolers to volunteer at homes for handicapped youth, nursing homes, animal shelters, Quaker weekend work camps, and other sites. Community service has deep roots in the Quaker vision for human life, and has had a rich history going back to the 1930s at Westtown School.