The Center for Community Work and Learning facilitates service-learning courses and meaningful student employment on- and off-campus to positively impact our community.
Promoting social justice
St. Kate’s teaches students to be ethical leaders working in partnership with over 100 organizations in our community.
Connecting the classroom to the community
Each year, nearly 20% of all students take one of the approximately 80 courses with a community component integrated into the curriculum.
In service-learning courses, students work with community organizations to enhance their classroom learning and meet community-identified needs. Service-learning courses focus on building academic skills, critical reflection and civic responsibility. Service-learning supports mutually beneficial community partnerships and lives out St. Kate's commitment to social justice.
Community Work and Learning offers meaningful student employment through a variety of programs both on and off campus:
- America Reads employs tutors to work with youth at schools and community organizations
- Assistantship Mentoring Program hires students to work one on one with a faculty or staff mentor as a Teaching Assistant, Research Collaborator, or Program Development Collaborator
- Career Ready Internship Program provides juniors and seniors with financial need internships at Twin Cities nonprofits
- Community Leadership Program offers leadership positions at community organizations