Citizen Katie

Citizen Katie Day is a volunteer blitz with students, alumnae/i, faculty and staff working side by side at nonprofit organizations around the Twin Cities and in alumnae/i chapters across the country.

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    Join us on Saturday, October 14

    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 brings together the St. Kate's family in service to our communities.

    Volunteers gather on campus for a hearty breakfast before heading out to work sites around the Twin Cities. Parking on campus is free, and transportation to work sites is provided. Volunteers may also meet their work groups at their chosen site.

    A Citizen Katie t-shirt is provided for each volunteer. Those who have participated in Citizen Katie in the past and already have a t-shirt are asked to wear the shirt received previously.

  • what to expect

    The Schedule

    • 8-8:30 a.m. — Kickoff breakfast in Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine, St. Paul campus
    • 8:30 a.m. — Welcome program
    • 8:45 a.m. — Depart to volunteer sites
    • 12-12:30 p.m. — Most volunteer opportunities will conclude (Habitat for Humanity is an all-day activity)

    Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes.

Learn more about the nonprofits we'll be serving:


Bridging was founded on one simple, yet powerful idea – that together we can create a bridge between those in need and those with excess. Since 1987, and nearly 50,000 square feet later, Bridging is the largest furniture bank in North America.

Bridging website

Dress for Success Twin Cities

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Dress for Success Twin Cities website

Coldwater Spring Park

Coldwater Spring was added to the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area in 2010, with the goal of restoring the landscape to an oak savanna/prairie complex.

Coldwater Spring website

Days for Girls

Every girl and woman has inherent worth and dignity. Days for Girls celebrates this by providing sustainable feminine hygiene solutions and health education. When girls and women have health, education, and opportunity, communities and our world are stronger.

Days for Girls website

Carondelet Village

The mission of Carondelet Village is to enrich the lives of older adults through a faith based setting that respects diversity of faith and culture and honors the dignity of all.

Carondelet Village website

Habitat for Humanity

Twin Cities Habitat is committed to building the quality of life, health and prosperity of the 7-county metro region through the production and preservation of homeownership – because homes and families are the foundation of successful communities.

Habitat for Humanity website

Sarah's ... an Oasis for Women

Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women is a home dedicated to safety and dignity for a diverse community of women where they can begin new and productive lives.

Sarah's Oasis website

St. Joseph's Home for Children

Part of Catholic Charities, St. Joseph’s Home for Children and Northside Child Development Center works with children and their families to provide a good start in life through a nurturing environment, comfort in crisis, and mental health counseling for bright, strong futures.

St. Joseph's website

CommonBond Communities

CommonBond is a national leader and innovator in the affordable housing and community development field. Its quality affordable housing, expert management, and onsite services for residents help transform lives and provide long-term assets to the larger community.

CommonBond website

Food Shelf at HCMC

The Food Shelf at HCMC addresses hunger and food insecurity among patients and families, with a long-term vision of creating a hunger-free hospital where all patients have the healthy food they need for their well-being.

Food Shelf at HCMC website

Second Harvest Heartland

Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation’s largest, most efficient and most innovative food banks. We have created a sustainable support system that provides access to food.

Second Harvest website

Empty Bowls

The Empty Bowls Project is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger.

Empty Bowls website

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    Participate in Your Hometown

    Each fall, alumnae/i chapters plan gatherings to support Citizen Katie in their own communities. For help in planning a service project for Katies in your hometown, contact Kelly Povo '09, chapter manager, at 651-690-6063 or

    Citizen Katie events in Alumnae/i Chapters:

    • Rochester, MN will volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House
    • Twin Cities South Metro will volunteer at the Lewis House in Eagan
    • Twin Cities East Metro will volunteer at Second Harvest Heartland in Maplewood
    • Twin Cities West/Northwest Metro will volunteer at Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners in Plymouth

    Students are welcome at these Twin Cities Chapter service projects! Transportation from campus is not provided, however, carpools may be arranged for students who need a ride to their volunteer site.