Kellogg Community College is committed to the development of students through service-learning and civic engagement and strongly encourages students to gain experience in this field during their time here. The College has developed many community partnerships to ensure students obtain meaningful experiences that also meet the needs of their community. Upon completion of service requirements in designated courses, students receive a service-learning endorsement on their academic transcripts.
Service-learning is a teaching and learning method that engages students in deep academic inquiry and reflection related to their field of study while they are also actively engaged in their own community. It allows students to solidify concepts taught in the classroom, apply their learning and discover how they can strengthen communities and positively impact society through their actions. Students gain skills and knowledge in and out of the classroom, to help them develop personal and professional success, gain essential life skills and become civically engaged citizens.
Service-learning combines service to the community with academic objectives to equally benefit the community and the student. Students participate in projects that meet community needs and that involve self-reflection, self-discovery, and the acquisition of values, skills, and content knowledge.
To promote the personal and professional growth of students, faculty, and staff through collaboration on service projects in the community. Students have optimal opportunities to practice and apply content concepts and to reflect on and evaluate both their own development and the impact of their service on the local and global community.