Kara Cruickshank B.S. in Family Science, 2013
Full-Time Volunteer, A Simple House, Kansas City
Kara graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Family Science. While she was coordinating Spring Break Mission Trips for the Newman Center, she came into contact with A Simple House through the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. Kara ended up leading the trip that went to A Simple House in Washington, D.C.
"We spent a week serving with them and got a taste of the various types of ministry they do: making and taking lasagnas to families they already knew, helping with a home renovation project, taking Easter baskets to potential new families, and a homeless outreach."
After graduating from the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies in 2014, Kara accepted a position with A Simple House in Kansas City.
"I continue to be fascinated by intergenerational relationships and family function across cultures," says Kara.