Where We Serve

All Saints Academy: America Reads

All Saints Academy is a merger of Sts. Peter, Paul and Michael School, St. Joseph Waite Park School, and St. Joseph Lab School. Together they are making a new and exciting school that combines the best features of our schools and focuses our resources to deliver an even better educational experience for their children. Their dedicated staff works hard at meeting the individual needs of all students while focusing on "whole" student: mind, body and spirit. They excel at providing a safe school environment focused on academic essentials. They consider each child a gift from God and are open to students and families of all faith traditions looking for the best education rooted in the Catholic tradition. It is their goal to help them find success in their educational journey.

The America Reads program provides support to teachers, caregivers, parents and librarians in order to enhance children's language learning and reading. The program not only gives college students an opportunity for part-time employment, but it also provides them with a rich service learning experience.

Position:

America Reads Tutor: Work with local businesses and public library in developing programs/activities to enhance literacy skills at local workplaces and in the community as a whole. Coordinate with local Schools, Family Literacy Team in family literacy programming development and outreach. Strengthen and expand CSB/SJU America Reads program through ongoing evaluation, training and communication efforts. Develop volunteer component to CSB/SJU America Reads in conjunction with America Reads program stakeholders. Address sustainability issues regarding CSB/SJU America Reads program through outreach and resource development as well as enhancement of program/college/community collaboration.

Common Grounds Garden

Common Ground Garden will create community around the production of high quality, chemical free fruits and vegetables in as sustainable a manner as possible. Within this work, Common Ground Garden will work to inspire and educate the community in the value of locally and sustainably produced food.

Position:

Gardener: As a gardener at the Common Ground Garden, we strive to help provide nutritious, chemical-free food to the local community. Through careful sowing of seeds, caring for growing plants, and harvesting of final crops, I am able to connect with both the community and the food that feeds them. We reach out beyond our shareholders to the Saint Joseph Food Shelf and Catholic Charities in St. Cloud as well, to maintain valuable connections with those less fortunate in the community.

Catholic Charities: Bel Claire Estates

Catholic Charities is a non-profit organization that advances the charitable and social mission of the Diocese of St. Cloud. We build communities, promote family life, and enhance human dignity by providing quality services to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals and families of all faiths and beliefs. Catholic Charities' Immigrant and Refugee Services seeks to provide support to immigrants and refugees in St. Cloud, MN. This support comes in the form of both direct services as well as advocacy for structural changes that inhibit achievement and growth in minority populations. Services for the youth are offered through the Caritas Youth Program which is currently seeking to nurture educational achievement for immigrant populations at Bel Clare Estates.

Position:

Tutor: Tutors assist students with homework and assist students with reading. Tutors are matched with one student or a small group of children to help with reading, math, science, and just about any subject.

Office of Experiential Learning and Community Engagement

The Office of Experiential Learning & Community Engagement supports programs that empower CSB/SJU students to integrate and apply knowledge and theory gained in the classroom setting to a hands on learning environment, such that a deeper understanding is gained and demonstrated through clear learning outcomes. The office brings together students, faculty members, businesses, non-profit organizations and government partners to promote access to mutually beneficial partnerships through experiential learning opportunities.

Positions:

Academic Coordinator: The Office of Experiential Learning and Community Engagement Academic Coordinator is responsible for acting as a resource and providing support to faculty, students, and community partners who are currently involved in service learning. This person works with and reports to the Service Learning Coordinator.

Bonner Student Coordinator: The Bonner Student Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Service-Learning/Bonner Fellow in providing support for the CSB/SJU Bonner leader program by serving as a resource for students, faculty, and community partners as well as assisting the Office of Experiential Learning & Community Engagement as a whole.

Eugene J McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement

The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement, created in honor of the late Senator and St. John's graduate, fosters dialogue and involvement regarding politics, values, and public policy. The McCarthy Center facilitates opportunities for creative and integrated learning through programming and experiential learning on and off campus. In this day and age of "Crossfire" political reasoning and us/them political rhetoric, many young people are unfortunately steering away from political engagement. As a result, the faculty and core group of students from the Center work diligently to create venues for constructive, responsible and interesting civic debate and engagement in community affairs. Through events, conferences, lectures and social gatherings, the McCarthy Center gives students unique learning experiences.

Position:

Community Outreach Student Worker: The Community Outreach Student Worker will work to enhance the connection between CSB|SJU students and the greater community. This position will include many duties, such as development of social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and website). In addition, the student worker will plan and implement service trips, such as highway clean-ups, that will allow CSB|SJU students to participate in community service. Other responsibilities include organizing study tours to greater Minnesota to work on community and policy issues. Finally, the student worker will collaborate with student groups to promote involvement in on and off campus events.

Kennedy Elementary School KIDSTOP

Kennedy Elementary School is one of the local Elementary schools in St. Joseph, Minnesota. KIDSTOP is a school-age child care program for K-6 located at 13 schools in the St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids-Rice, Sartell-St. Stephen and ROCORI school districts. Kids love KIDSTOP because they have so many activities to choose from, including Power Hour homework help, computer access, gym activities, outdoor games, arts and crafts or just hanging out with friends. Parents love it because they know their kids are in the hands of youth guidance professionals who really care about them. KIDSTOP provides a way for parents to give their kids a quality before- and after-school experience at an affordable price. KIDSTOP gives kids daily opportunities that parents know are vital for their child's healthy growth.

Position:

Youth Guidance Worker: Youth guidance workers plan and lead a variety of activities with youth ages 5 to 18 in Boys & Girls Club programming.

Southside Boys and Girls Club

For more than 35 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota has provided hope and opportunity to tens of thousands of young people. Our programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Club provides a safe haven for boys and girls when and where they need us most: every day after school and during the summer at three dedicated Club facilities on the North, South and East sides of St. Cloud.

Position:

Youth Guidance Worker: Youth guidance workers plan and lead a variety of activities with youth ages 5 to 18 in Boys & Girls Club programming.

St. Joseph Parish

The Church of St. Joseph works to be a place of hope and refuge in the St. Joseph community. Their mission is to promote Catholic values and Catholic Social Teaching and allow for worship services for the community.

Position:

Parish Ministry Assistant: The primary purpose of the Parish Ministry Assistant is to provide assistance to parish staff in the areas of faith formation, community and parish office. The Parish Ministry Assistant will assist with the preparation of materials and set-up in the faith formation program and teach a faith formation class to elementary students. The Parish Ministry Assistant will assist the parish office by making copies, data entry, promoting parish events and complete other tasks as assigned by the Parish Business Manager.

St. Raphael's Retirement Center

The Abbey Health Care Program involves the care of all the Abbey members. This program provides basic first aid, referral, health care coordination, and an up-to-date health record within the monastery. The goals of this program are to reduce unnecessary health care costs and obtain some basic health information in the event of an emergency. This program also involves community, group and individual health education.

Position:

Nursing Assistant: Provide personal care for the residents of St. Raphael Retirement Center. Duties include transporting monks/fathers to daily mass, assisting them when they wake up in the morning (getting dressed, using the restroom, personal hygiene) and assisting them to bed (same as waking up, except putting on hospital gown), laundry, cleaning (dusting, emptying trash bins, mopping floors, disinfecting rooms) and serving meals.

St. John's Arboretum

Saint John's Arboretum celebrates the unique beauty and richness of God's creation in central Minnesota and fosters the Benedictine tradition of land stewardship, education, and environmental respect.

Position:

Student Naturalist: As a student naturalist aide at the Saint John's Arboretum gives me the opportunity to connect with the community through assisting K-12 environmentally-focused field trips. By teaching youth about nature, we foster a love for the environment and our planet. I also help the Arboretum with the planning and implementing of events such as Collegeville Colors and maple syruping.

The Office of Sustainability at CSB

As a Benedictine institution, we take seriously our commitment to stewardship. As an institution of higher education, we have the duty to prepare students to be responsible citizens equipped to meet the social, ethical, local and global challenges of today. To achieve this goal, we have to be dedicated to creating a culture of sustainability on campus.

Position:

Sustainability Student Worker Network (SSN): create the office's monthly newsletter, update the office's website, and serve on the Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Committee and the Culinary Task Force Committee.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

Position:

Tutor: The Upward Bound tutors are expected to support all aspects of the Upward Bound program, provide tutoring to Upward Bound participants, advise students on academic and personal matters, and assist when directed.