MKC – FAQs
How can I join the Maria Kaupas Center?
Feel free to contact Amy Eckhouse to have a conversation!
You can also call: (773) 925-8686
Currently, enrollment in the MKC is only open to scholars in 9th-12th grade at Maria-Catalyst High School. We are expecting the community enrollment to begin in late-2014. This will mean programming at the center for area teens (not currently enrolled at Maria-Catalyst High School). Please stay tuned for this update!
Where is the Maria Kaupas Center located?
The Maria Kaupas Center is attached to Catalyst-Maria High School and is in the former convent of the Sisters of St. Casimir. The exact address is 2740 W 68th Street, Chicago, IL 60629.
When is the Maria Kaupas Center open?
The Maria Kaupas Center is open for drop-in hours are 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and until 5:00 on Fridays. There is programmming at the Center from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 1:15-5:00 p.m. on Friday.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We are eager to partner with the alumnae of Maria High School as well as the Chicago Lawn community.
Are you willing to share your talents with us? For example, do you play music? Come and run a jam session! Do you
dance? Come and teach a Zumba class! Do you find yourself wondering where God fits in your life? Come and join in an
open group conversation. Can you teach an etiquette class? A writing class? A public speaking class? Tell us about your
interests and availability, and we can explore programming. The possibilities are infinite!
Our goal is to make the Center a welcoming respite, a spiritual reprieve, and a fun place to hang out! Volunteers have been painting, decorating, and stocking shelves with books, games, and movies, and the results are awesome! Thank you to all who have donated time and materials! And if anyone else would like to make a donation of money, supplies, or materials, our need is still great. PLEASE contact us! Thank you! - Amy Eckhouse
If you would like to learn more about the MKC, volunteering, or to make a donation, please contact Amy Eckhouse. You can also call 773.925.8686.
If you would like to send a check, please make it payable to the Maria Kaupas Center.
Maria Kaupas Center
2740 West 68th Street
Chicago, IL 60629