Students Volunteering

In all we do, advance the common good.

At the Center for the Common Good, we connect University of St. Thomas students, faculty, and staff with community engagement opportunities so we can understand today’s most pressing social challenges, build mutually-beneficial relationships, and work toward innovative solutions—all for the common good.

When we put our efforts together, we gain a deeper understanding of complex issues, create stronger communities, and become inspired to take action.

Volunteer hours worked in 2018
Community partner organizations
Fall community engaged courses
Students volunteer annually

Discover opportunities to address inequities, environmental issues, and other identified concerns by partnering with community organizations.

In collaboration with a community-based organization, examine the systems and theories that relate to complex social challenges.

Make a positive societal impact, whether as an individual or part of a larger whole, that can ignite positive social change in our community.

Callie Jones ‘20


As a tutor, Callie worked with 3rd grade students in a Minneapolis elementary school.

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‌"I was compelled to rethink what I wanted to do in my life. My reassessment of my own education and career pathway led me to counseling those who have disabilities. If it wasn't for this humbling experience I would not have been exposed to the true education gap we have in the Twins Cities. I learned to not take education for granted and the fight that many people have to do to get proper education."

Center for Common Good News

Jordan Osterman '11   author
President Julie Sullivan and the St. Thomas community hosted the launch of GreenLight Twin Cities Tuesday night in the Anderson Student Center.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
The Tutor-Mentor program in the Center for Common Good has continued to grow, increasing its volunteerism by more than 500 percent in the past three years.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
On Oct. 9, the Center for the Common Good, will host the first meeting for the Global Justice Movement, an advocacy initiative aimed at addressing migration and global hunger issues both locally and globally. 
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
The University of St. Thomas will co-host the Ashoka U Exchange April 16-18, 2020, and as plans continue for this exciting opportunity, I invite you to get involved.
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Jordan Osterman '11   author
The Center for the Common Good will launch One University – One Breath on Thursday, Sept. 19 with open houses for students and for faculty and staff.
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