Citizen Katie

Alumnae partner with current students to serve the Twin Cities community during the annual Citizen Katie event

Citizen Katie


Save the date for next fall: Saturday, October 15, 2016!

View photos from Citizen Katie 2015

At its core, St. Kate's is about reaching out to the marginalized, giving back to our community, and living out the tenets of Catholic social teaching. Citizen Katie is an opportunity for St. Kate's students, alumnae, faculty and staff to volunteer together in service to our communities.

Citizen Katie Day is a volunteer blitz with students, alumnae, faculty and staff working side by side at nonprofit organizations around the Twin Cities and in alumnae chapters across the country.

The Twin Cities event begins with a breakfast on the St. Catherine campus before volunteers head out to work sites at nonprofits throughout the the area. Transportation between campus and nonprofit work sites is provided.

Citizen Katie began as a student initiative in 2004. In 2012, the event was expanded to include alumnae, faculty and staff. Citizen Katie is a joint effort between Community Work and Learning, Residence Life, Student Center and Activities and Alumnae Relations. 

The following Twin Cities nonprofit sites were served by volunteers for Citizen Katie 2015. Click on names of the organizations to visit their websites and learn more about their work.
Carondelet Village  
Common Bond  
Dress for Success  
Habitat for Humanity
Food Shelf at HCMC
Highland Friendship Club  
Keystone Community Services
Minneapolis Crisis Nursery  
Coldwater Spring and Minnehaha Falls Park Clean-up
Sarah's... An Oasis for Women
Second Harvest Heartland
St. Joseph's Home for Children

Citizen Katie in Alumnae Chapters

Many alumnae chapters around the country plan gatherings to support Citizen Katie in their own communities. See the Citizen Katie in Chapters page for details. 

Citizen Katie in Social Media

Citizen Katie participants are encouraged to post about their experiences on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #citizenkatie