Kellogg students are generous with their time and talents.
Some spend their free time volunteering with student-run service clubs. Others have launched their own nonprofit organizations during their Kellogg tenure. Among the success stories are a program that rewards children for reading, a Chicago-based initiative to attract highly qualified young people to teach in inner-city schools, and an organization that helps Africa’s poorest farmers grow themselves out of poverty.
In 1996, a group of Kellogg students formed Kellogg Corps, a volunteer summer-service program that places teams of recent Kellogg graduates in developing countries, where they use their management skills to support nonprofit agencies. Recent graduates have worked with a women’s center in Ghana to develop and implement fundraising strategies, improved the operating efficiency of a Costa Rican agricultural cooperative’s processing plant, and helped provide education, healthcare and vocational training opportunities to children in Nicaragua.
KVOL's mission is to promote volunteerism and community involvement both at Kellogg and beyond. As the umbrella organization for Kellogg's various service programs, KVOL plays a major role in informing the Kellogg community of service opportunities and providing support to both volunteers and project leaders. KVOL also takes an active role in encouraging the formation of new outreach initiatives through its pilot projects.