Our Mission

To cultivate the habit of promoting the common good through an integrative environment for learning.

To promote the value of politics; our shared identity as citizens; our engagement in public work.

The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement was founded in 2006 as a learning community and resource hub for students, faculty, staff, and alums interested in engaging issues and practices of public policy. The McCarthy Center facilitates opportunities for collaborative scholarship, creative and integrated learning through programming and activities on and off campus and in collaboration with various other departments and organizations. The McCarthy Center also offers resources for internships, networking, and career mentoring experiences in the areas of public policy and public affairs. The staff and student participants of the McCarthy Center work to create venues for constructive, responsible and interesting civic debate and engagement in community affairs.

Contact Us

Matt Lindstrom
Director, McCarthy Center
Edward L. Henry
Professor of Political Science
Simons 142
Saint John's University
Collegeville, MN 56321
(320) 363-3364

Stacy Penk
Coordinator
Simons 136
Saint John's University
Collegeville, MN 56321
(320) 363-3266

McCarthy Center Student Coordinators
Tyler Brown
Jake Collins
Michael Hartz
Erin Kelso
Justin Markon
Katie Tillman