Together we make a profound difference

Public school support

In San Diego Unified School District, a “partnership in education” program connects public schools to local businesses and organizations for support. S.W. Hackett Lodge No. 574 has been among these public partners since 1998, and for the past nine years members have been devoted to Sequoia Elementary School. In addition to answering one-off needs throughout the year, the lodge has established several annual events and activities.

“S.W. Hackett Lodge is by far our best partnership within the community,” says Sequoia Elementary Principal Ryan Kissel. “They have helped many, many families over the years here.”

James Achenbach, Past Master and current chair of the lodge’s Public Schools Committee, explains.

Dynamic support

Holiday deliveries

Spelling bee

Teacher of the Year dinner

Advice to other lodges

“S.W. Hackett Lodge models what it means to be good citizens for our students,” says Principal Kissel. “They demonstrate to our kids, ‘We care about you.’ They stress the importance of obtaining a good education.”

Thank you Worshipful Achenbach!