About Us

  • The Center for Community Work and Learning

    The Center for Community Work and Learning opened in 2000 to support community engagement at St. Kate's through service-learning and student employment. Our students and faculty engage with over 125 nonprofit organizations in the metro area through our service-learning and student employment programs.

  • Honors and Awards

    St. Catherine University has received honors and awards for our community engagement, including:

    • The Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement classification;
    • President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, past recipient;
    • Minnesota Campus Compact President’s Awards; and
    • Great Lakes Foundation Career Ready Internship grants.

    For an overview of Center for Community Work and Learning program successes and data for 201–-2018 academic year, view our annual report.

Carnegie Foundation - Elective Commmunity Engagement Classification

  • our staff

    Contact Us

    If you have questions about any of our programs, please contact us by phone or email.

    D’Ann Urbaniak Lesch
    651.690.6922 | dulesch@stkate.edu

    Jewelly Lee
    Assistant Director, Student Employment and Leadership
    651.690.8795 | jewellylee@stkate.edu

    Sarah Gerdes
    Program Coordinator, Service-learning, Community Leaders Program
    651.690.6909 | spgerdes@stkate.edu, careerready@stkate.edu