Bonner leaders

The Sr. Dorothy Stang Center

Community Engagement Opportunities

We have partner relations with a growing list of agencies, non-profit organizations and schools in San Mateo County and beyond. We would be happy to arrange for you engagement experiences with any of these. Feel free to recommend new partners to us as well!

New Opportunities

Beyond our sustaining partnerships, listed below, interesting opportunities come across our desks almost daily. Some of these may be partnerships in the making! If you participate in one of these programs or events, be sure to let us know, using this form: Community Engagement Reporting Form


A list of internship opportunities is available from Career Services.

Existing Partnerships

We keep up a regular and reciprocal relationship with these agencies and programs in the community. Follow the links for more information on the agencies and contact us for more details on the work — and your work with them.

  • AVID Program at Carlmont High School
    • tutoring and other academic support working with students in our local public high school participating in this renowned program for First Generation and other students facing cultural obstacles to college success
  • Belle Air School, San Bruno
    • community medical clinic
    • Spanish translation for Parent/Teacher Conference project
    • gardening
    • field trips (Call to Action Day)
  • Belmont Parks and Rec
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula
    • assistance with the after-school programs at Taft, Hoover & Garfield Community Schools, Redwood City
  • Catherine Center
    • work with a restorative justice project for women; hosting women at events on campus
  • Catholic Worker of the Peninsula
    • Redwood City (tutoring)
    • San Bruno (habitat restoration)
    • Half Moon Bay (gardening, farming and breakfast program)
  • Collective Roots
    • food justice group, garden-based learning for school and community groups , East Palo Alto
  • East Palo Alto Boxing Club
    • support for vibrant late afternoon/evening athletic and community program
  • East Palo Alto Teen Home
    • support for young people in transition
  • Habitat for Humanity
    • volunteer work at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store in San Carlos, building supplies exchange
    • volunteer on a building project
  • InnVision Shelter Network
    • Family Crossroads in Daly City
    • First Step for Families in San Mateo
    • Maple Street Shelter in the harbor area of Redwood City
    • Redwood House in downtown Redwood City
    • Haven House in Menlo Park
  • Mid-Peninsula Boys and Girls Club
  • Potrero Nuevo Farm
  • Puente
    • support for programs for youth and families on the Coast (based in Pescadero)
  • Reading Partners
    • one on one with at-risk students, working on skills and enjoyment, multiple locations
  • Samaritan House
    • special projects in support of the homeless
  • Second Harvest
    • food bank for San Mateo and Santa Clara counties: sorting and preparing of family food boxes
  • Table of Plenty
    • Founded by our Sr. Jeanette Braun, SNDdN, these are weekly Thursday evening dinner for all-comers, at Our Lady of the Pilar Catholic Church in Half Moon Bay. NDNU is in charge of four nights in the coming academic year.

For these and other service opportunities, contact:

Jim McGarry

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