First Bruins Give Back volunteer event of KCC’s spring semester is Feb. 21 at the Charitable Union

Bruins Give Back participants organize clothes on racks at the Charitable Union.

The first Bruins Give Back volunteer service event of Kellogg Community College’s Spring 2020 semester will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 21, at the Charitable Union in Battle Creek.

A campus-wide service initiative of the College’s Service-Learning office, Bruins Gives Back brings KCC students and employees together in service through volunteering at locations in and around Battle Creek.

During this month’s event, KCC volunteers will help the Charitable Union organize donations. The organization is located at 85 Calhoun St.

Bruins Give Back is held from 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays up to three times per semester, and past events have been located at elementary schools, community gardens and at various locations on campus at KCC, to name a few.

All KCC students and employees are invited to serve at this and future Bruins Give Back events, and can sign up online via the form available at

All participants receive a free Bruins Give Back T-shirt!

Future Spring 2020 Bruins Give Back dates include:

  • Friday, March 20
  • Friday, April 24

For more information about Bruins Give Back and other service-learning initiatives at KCC, visit

About Service-Learning at KCC

KCC began offering service-learning endorsements on graduate diplomas in 2010. Beginning in 2012, a service-learning endorsement requiring at least 15 hours of service-learning experience tied to an academic course and reflection activities became a requirement for every KCC graduate pursuing a degree outside of the applied sciences. Now hundreds of KCC students serve thousands of hours in their communities each semester as part of their service-learning studies. To date, 4,442 service-learning endorsements have been earned by KCC graduates, and 343 service-learning endorsements were earned during the 2018-19 academic year alone.

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