Citizen Katie

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

Citizen Katie


October 18, 2014


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 2005. 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, and we look forward to taking another step forward in 2014.

Volunteers will meet at Rauenhorst Ballroom in Coeur de Catherine for a kickoff breakfast before spreading around the Twin Cities to various work sites. Breakfast will be available starting at 7:45 a.m., with a short program beginning at 8 a.m. Each volunteer will get a free t-shirt. Please wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing.Transportation is provided to all work sites not within walking distance. 

Twin Cities nonprofit sites in 2014 include: 

Bluff Street Park

Carondelet Village

Common Bond

Habitat for Humanity

HCMC Therapeutic Food Pharmacy

Highland Friendship Club

Keystone Community Services

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly

Salvation Army

Sarah's... An Oasis for Women

St. Joseph's Home for Children

Second Harvest Heartland

Alumnae chapters participating in Citizen Katie include: Rochester (Minn.), Twin Cities West Suburban (Minn.), Denver, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. For more information about chapter events, please visit our chapters website or contact Kelly Povo '09 at or 651-690-6063.

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.