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Catherine McAuley Center

A Place of Welcome

The Catherine McAuley Center (CMC) is a nonprofit organization in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that welcomes refugees and immigrants, adult learners, and women to participate in educational and supportive services. While CMC’s programs serve distinct populations, they are united by a common purpose of promoting the well-being and dignity of individuals in need, as Catherine McAuley did.

How We Help

Service Areas

Education Services

Education Services

One-on-one tutoring and small group classes for adult learners wanting to expand their knowledge and skills.

Refugee and Immigrant Services

Support services for refugees and immigrants as they adjust to life in the United States.

CMC Women's Services

Women's Services

Case management, residential programming, and group learning opportunities for women healing from trauma.

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Recent Stories

Take a look at the latest news stories and highlights at the Catherine McAuley Center! 

We’re thrilled to announce that the Catherine McAuley Center has reached a major milestone – its 35th Anniversary! We’ve got big plans to celebrate CMC’s ...

To bring you closer to the heart of the Catherine McAuley Center, we’re excited to introduce you to some of the passionate individuals who are ...

“We need so much to talk with other people so that we can know each other.” – Mumena, CMC Client At the Catherine McAuley Center ...