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Save the date! Next year's Citizen Katie will be October 17, 2015
Read a recap of Citizen Katie 2014 on the St. Kate's newswire.
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 to and from campus 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. This event has grown in number of participants and volunteer sites each year.
Twin Cities nonprofit sites in 2014 included:
Bluff Street Park
Habitat for Humanity
HCMC Therapeutic Food Pharmacy
Highland Friendship Club
Keystone Community Services
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
Sarah's... An Oasis for Women
St. Joseph's Home for Children
Second Harvest Heartland
Citizen Katie in Alumnae Chapters
Alumnae chapters participating in Citizen Katie include: Twin Cities West Suburban (Minn.), Des Moines, Denver, San Francisco, Chicago, Naples, Philadelphia, Seattle, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. For more information about chapter events, please visit our Citizen Katie chapters website.
Citizen Katie 2013
On October 12, 2013, roughly 320 students, alumnae, faculty and staff volunteered at sites around the Twin Cities, with a number of alumnae chapters around the country also planning events in their own communities. View a photo gallery from Citizen Katie 2013.
A recap from the event is on the St. Kate's newswire.