Citizen Katie

Community Involvement and Catholic Social Teaching

Citizen Katie is an annual event that brings together students, faculty, staff, and alumni in collaboration with community efforts.


Volunteer Opportunities with Community Partners

Site # of Volunteers Location Volunteer Work
Empty Bowls* 30 On campus Create bowls in Ceramics studio, basement level of Art Building
Pollinator Path and St. Kate's garden* 15 On campus Finishing work from last year: laying pollinator path down by Dew Drop Pond
Breaking Free / Women's Incarceration Project 15 On campus Assembling welcome home kits provided to women leaving prison or leaving trafficking
Celeste's Dream garden and St. Kate's Food Shelf 15 Next to campus (walkable) Food Shelf is at Carondelet Center, gardens next to it
Carondelet Village* 20 Next to campus (walkable) Blanket making with residents for Project Linus
Sarah's...An Oasis for Women 15 Off campus (walkable) Work on house and outdoor projects
St. Paul Public Library —Highland Park 15 Off campus (walkable) Work with our nearest St. Paul Public Library branch on their October garden tear down efforts
Dress for Success 15 Off campus (van transportation provided) Assist in taking donations, boutique maintenance; possibly some image coaching
Mano a Mano 15 Off campus (van transportation provided) Sort medical supplies
St. Joseph's Home for Children 20 Off campus (shared bus transportation provided) Outdoor and indoor clean up work
Minneapolis Crisis Nursery 20 Off campus (shared bus transportation provided) Work on Nursery’s fall grounds clean up efforts, and a limited number of spots to assist with “creative snack time” with the kids
Mississippi Park Connection 25 Off campus (van transportation provided) Work on a planting project at Lilydale Regional Park


*Kid friendly!

Participate in Your Hometown

Each fall, alumni chapters plan gatherings to support Citizen Katie in their own communities. See our Alumni Chapter Events page for details. For help in planning a service project for Katies in your hometown, contact Kelly Povo '09, chapter manager, at 651-690-6063 or


Students, faculty, or staff: please contact Community, Work, and Learning at 651-690-6922.

Alumni: please contact Alumni Relations at 651-690-6666.