At Kettering University, community engagement and giving back are essential parts of the University’s mission.
Kettering University has a powerful history in the Flint community. Founded 100 years ago in a time of incredible expansion and growth in Flint and in Michigan, Kettering has done more than bring a unique education model to students.
Kettering leaders believe that Kettering only succeeds fully if the city of Flint succeeds, as well. Community vitality and community service have been ingrained into the campus atmosphere with the University’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni partnering with city changemakers to bring positive energy and change.
Kettering students are involved in many volunteer opportunities in the community, the largest being Service Saturdays where students help in community clean-up, small repair projects, food bank assistance and other efforts.
In addition to student efforts, the University also is involved with:
- Uptown Reinvestment Corp.
- Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce
- Flint Children’s Museum
- Flint River Watershed Coalition
- Flint River Corridor Alliance
- Metro Community Development
- Mott Park Recreation Area
- 80’s In the Hole Festival
- Back to the Bricks, Inc
- Keep Genesee County Beautiful
- Goodwill Industries