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 and alumnae to volunteer together in service to our communities.
A joint effort between Community Work and Learning, Residence Life, Student Center and Activities and the Office of Alumnae Relations, 2013 was the second year that alumnae volunteered side-by-side with students. This event has grown in number of participants and volunteer sites each year, and we look forward to taking another step forward in 2014.
Citizen Katie Day is a volunteer blitz with students and alumnae working side by side at nonprofit organizations around the Twin Cities and in Chapters across the country. It is an opportunity for Katies to work together to make a difference in our community. Faculty and staff are also welcome to volunteer.
SAVE THE DATE!
Citizen Katie 2014
Saturday, October 18
More details to follow.
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. Twin Cities volunteer sites in 2013 included:
- Carondelet Village
- CommonBond Communities
- Dorothy Day Center
- Project for Pride in Living
- Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
- Second Harvest Heartland
- St. Joseph's Home for Children
- Riverside Park, Minneapolis
- 5th Street Gardens
- Interfaith Outreach and Community Partnership
- Mano a Mano
- Keystone Community Services
- Making Strides for Breast Cancer
- Salvation Army
View a photo gallery from the Citizen Katie event on October 12, 2013.
A recap from the event is on the St. Kate's newswire.