WHY I GO
“The MKC means a lot to me. It is my home away from home. I find comfort and peace. Also, as a leader at the Center, I feel that I have grown and matured.”
— MKC Student Leader
March 13, 2020
Due to the rapidly evolving 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 will be closed for programming until further notice.
As an organization, the health and safety of our members remain our top priority. While the Center closure impacts the youth and families we serve, we believe it is important to follow the expert recommendations being made at the city and state level to take this measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
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 me at mrueden(at)mariakaupascenter.org.
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.
MISSION IN ACTION
The Maria Kaupas Center is a welcoming space for young people to come, as they are, to explore the world around them and within them. 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.
CONTINUING A LEGACY
"Always More, Always Better, Always with Love."
-Mother Maria Kaupas
The Maria Kaupas Center developed out of the generous service of the Sisters of St. Casimir to the Chicago Lawn community that has continued for over a century. Their ministry to and formation of young woman at their educational institutions built a remarkable educational foundation and a presence vital to the community. After the closing of their schools, the MKC strives to continue that mission.
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Date: April 25, 2020
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Place: Palos Country Club
Classes of xxx0 & xxx5
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