Where relationship and belonging foster
a confident sense of self and
a healthy reliance on others
WE HAVE HIT PAUSE...
Due to the, at first, rapidly evolving and continuing health concerns of COVID-19, and with the utmost concern for the safety and well-being of both our members and our staff, the Maria Kaupas Center has made the decision to suspend all programming. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the Maria Kaupas Center closed for programming and space rental..
As an organization, the health and safety of our members was our top priority. While the Center closure impacted the youth and families we serve, we believed it was important to follow the expert recommendations being made at the city and state levels to take this measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Over the course of the pandemic, we have been taking time to examine the unique needs of our community given the circumstances of these times -- a global pandemic and a large-scale reckoning for a history of racism and oppression. We are committed to being a resource in this community and are listening as the community speaks. We will reconvene the MKC mission in action when the time is right and the needs require. We appreciate your understanding as we take the steps necessary to ensure the well-being of our young people and their families.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the center via email.
In the meantime, we wish you blessings of health and safety...and justice.
Restorative practices are incorporated into the fabric of the MKC, ensuring that all guests feel seen, known, and understood
The MKC is open Monday-Friday, offering both formal and informal activities for high schoolers currently attending Catalyst Maria
Formal course offerings in arts, music, and personal development are provided for members in grades 3-12. Registration is required
Overnight retreats offer an opportunity to step out of daily routine and explore unique topics
Various workshops for youth and families are offered throughout the year
The MKC operates in a former convent and has ample overnight and meeting space available for community use.
Founded in 2013 as a result of the creative vision of the Sisters of St. Casimir, the Maria Kaupas Center is a Catholic space where spirituality, community and leadership merge, creating opportunities for people of all faiths to grow and develop as effective agents of God's love.
The Maria Kaupas Center continues to be shaped by the mission and charism of the Sisters of St. Casimir, giving witness to the Gospel while responding to the needs of the community. A welcoming space for young people to come, as they are, to explore the world around them and within them, the MKC offers a wide range of daily activity. Access to various enrichment programs in the fine arts, martial arts, culinary arts and fitness allow for members to broaden and explore interests. The Center's rootedness in the Catholic Social Teachings of dignity and solidarity invite reflection on self and on relationship, building strong individuals and community.