Linn County Rotary
Catherine McAuley Center
1220 Fifth Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
United States of America

Hear from Volunteer & Outreach Manager Katie Splean as we tour Catherine McAuley Center (CMC), and then work with Katie to put together Emerging Literacy curriculum binders. While CMC’s programs serve distinct populations – immigrants, refugees, and women experiencing crisis – they are united by a common purpose of promoting the well-being and dignity of individuals in need, as Catherine McAuley did. Through the Education Services and Refugee & Immigrant Services Programs, the Center offers one-on-one tutoring and small group learning opportunities to adult learners, and provides refugees and immigrants with employment-readiness education and job-seeking support, as well as assistance navigating community resources like transportation, healthcare, and housing. Through the Women’s Services program, women who have experienced trauma find individualized support, basic needs assistance, and therapeutic and skill-building opportunities. These educational and supportive services offered at the Center help people achieve greater stability, community inclusion, and improved quality of life.