More Groups within the Catholic Center

Harvard Knights of Columbus


Since 2006, Harvard has hosted a ouncil of the Knights of Columbus on its campus: Pope John Paul II Council 14188.  Established in 1882 in New Haven, CT, the Knights of Columbus is an international fraternal benefit society dedicated to the principles of charity, unity, and fraternity.  The 1.8 million Knights worldwide perform charitable, educational, and relief-oriented works from  the Philippines to Spain to Cambridge, MA.  Whether you join the Knights for international brotherhood, growth in faith and charity, or even the insurance plan, you'll be sure to find a solid group of friends.  If you're interested in joining, contact Grand Knight Samuel Becker at

Harvard Daughters of Isabella


Not long after the Knights arrived, Harvard welcomed Daughters of Isabella Circle 1434 to campus in 2011.  The first circle of Daughters was founded in New Haven in 1897, and seeks to unite all Catholic women in a sisterhood of unity, friendship, and charity.  The Daughters similarly dedicate themselves to service on an international scale, giving hundreds of thousands of dollars and millions of volunteer hours to charitable causes each year.  Join the Daughters for the friendship, support, and spiritual growth necessary to live out our faith on Harvard's campus!  If you're interested, please contact Melissa Hammer at

EV Kids (Earthen Vessels Tutoring)


 EV Kids began in 1980 as "Earthen Vessels," an annual summer camp experience in Vermont for inner-city youth, led by founders Brian and Marie-Claude Thompson.  Since its humble inception, EV has expanded its reach, partnering with Harvard in 1985 and Boston College in 2011.  Today, EV is a unique one-on-one mentoring program that pairs Boston youths with college students, who act as mentors throughout their time at college.  The tutors help these students gain the skills and confidence to realize their potential.  This past school year, EV sponsored 45 pairings — which means 90 people whose lives were changed!  For more information, go to