Making a Difference: Students Assist Disabled Warren Resident

On Friday, March 1, 2024, while the vast majority of De La Salle Collegiate students enjoyed a “Raffle Day Off,” Mrs. Nina Jacks, accompanied by three students from the DLS SAVE Club  (Students Against Vandalizing the Environment), assisted a southwest Warren woman with yard work. 

The woman, who is elderly and disabled, was facing eviction; the woman’s landlord required several outdoor improvements to the property by March 5. 

Jacks, along with seniors Cristian Talamantes and Graham Gill, and sophomore Ender Straughen, filled a dumpster with a variety of yard items. They also cut back brush and branches. She told the students, “I don’t think words can describe the impact you had on several people today. You are the ‘men’ in our school’s slogan.”

Because of the students’ efforts, the eviction order was dismissed a few days later.

Jacks, who now serves as the Administrative Assistant for the DLS Counseling Department, taught Biology and Chemistry for several years and moderated the SAVE Club. Despite not being in the classroom, Jacks continues to moderate the group. 

An avid gardener, Jacks said the woman had posted on one gardening Facebook group, asking for assistance to clean up her property. Jacks said the woman also had a beautiful collection of perennials and garden decor.


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