We Are

BUILDING COMMUNITY

Where relationship and belonging foster

a confident sense of self and

a healthy reliance on others  

 

WHAT WE DO

RESTORATIVE

JUSTICE

 Restorative justice has become a fundamental component of all MKC operations - from management of staff to design and implementation of programs. All Center operations are rooted in the value of those gathered, the truth of each person's experience, the health and well-being of the whole. In addition to the values of restorative justice being embedded throughout the work, Center staff has been contracted to provide restorative services and to help bring to life a culture of community in the school.

 
 

TEEN DROP-IN

 The Teen Drop-In program is the heartbeat of the Center.  Young people come, as they are, to relax and unwind after school. Each day begins with reflection/prayer and invites each person to pause and tune into the spirit of that which is greater than their self. In addition to the casual hang out space, pop-up programs are offered on various topics and celebrations marked on special days. To become a member of the Center, register below:

“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

 

 

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

 After-school programs are offered for students in grades 3-8 and cover a broad range of topics. The goal of these courses is to provide an introduction to subject areas that may be of interest or provide an on-ramp for career pursuits. The following is a sample of programs offered.

 

Monday

Forward Momentum Dance

Grades 3-5

Cooking with Ms. Esme

Grades 6-8

Tuesday

DigiTech Kids: Film Making

Grades 3-5

Beat Shoppers

Grades 6-8

Wednesday

Raise Your Voice Youth Choir

Grades 3-8

 

DigiTech Kids: Film Making

Grades 6-8

Thursday

Kitchen Possible

Grades 3-5

 

Beat Shoppers

Grades 6-8

RETREATS

Grade and gender specific retreats are offered for middle and high school students. The retreat curriculum is developmental in nature, and responds to the various experiences students may have at a particular age (Grade 6 - Bullying; Grade 8 - Transitions; Grade 9 - New Beginnings)

 
 

WORKSHOPS

Topic specific workshops are hosted throughout the year in an effort to gather as community and learn together. Workshops are typically free and open to the public. Look for our workshops on our Facebook page.

SPACE RENTAL

Housed in a former convent, the Maria Kaupas Center can accommodate up to 35 guests in 21 bedrooms. With ample meeting space and a large chapel, the space is perfect for getting away from the office with your team or for a formal retreat. 

 

WHEN IT HAPPENS

BUILDING COMMUNITY

BECOMING LEADERS

ROOTED
  IN SPIRIT  

 

CONTACT

THE 

MARIA

KAUPAS

CENTER

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OUR ADDRESS

2740 W 68th Street, Chicago, IL 60629

Email: info@mariakaupascenter.org
Tel:  773.925.8686

 

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