Center for Community Work and Learning

The Center for Community Work and Learning (CWL) facilitates meaningful community engagement through service-learning and student employment. Through curriculum, scholarship, and student employment opportunities, we live out St. Kate’s values of collaboration and commitment to community.

Each year we connect more than 100 Twin Cities organizations with students and faculty across departments, disciplines, and degree levels. We strive for mutually beneficial partnerships that meet our learning goals and the priorities of our community partners.

In 2015, St. Kate's was among 36 private colleges and universities in the nation selected to receive the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Carnegie Foundation praised the University for our “excellent alignment among campus mission, culture, leadership, resources, and practices that support dynamic and noteworthy community engagement."

2018–2019 Annual Report

2017–2018 Annual Report

Golden seal with words "Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification" written on it in black font.
St. Kate's students and alumni work together on volunteer projects for Citizen Katie

Each semester we offer over 40 undergraduate and graduate service-learning courses, providing students with opportunities to apply their learning to real-world contexts and engage in critical reflection.


CWL work study student poses next to a sign about Healthy Food and Healthy Living
Student Employment and Leadership

Our student employment programs, both on campus and with local nonprofits, foster investment in community, professional development, and collaboration.

America Reads

Assistantship Mentoring Program

Community Leaders Program

Campuswide Civic Engagement