Community Involvement

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.

Community Service Projects

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. 

Other projects in 2021 include:

  • Strength Project
  • Porch Project
  • Light Up the Avenue
  • Business Facade Improvement
  • Lighting & Signage at Mott Park
  • Flower/Tree Planting
  • Community Gardens
  • Durant Tuuri Mott Food Distribution
  • Flint Development Center Food & Water 
  • Invasive Species Remediation project
  • Elementary School Robotic Project (Teacher Training)
  • STEM Book Distribution
  • Broom Center Volunteering
  • Community Clean-up Day
  • Stewardship
  • Battery Recycle Initiative
  • Martin Park Walkway

Business & Organization Involvement

In addition to student efforts, the University also is involved with:

  • Flint & Genesee Regional Chamber - Ambassadors
  • Flint & Genesee Regional Chamber Government Relations Committee 
  • Goodwill Industries Inc. 
  • Flint River Watershed Coalition
  • Metro Community Development
  • Uptown Reinvestment Corporation
  • Back to the Bricks 
  • Mott Park Recreation Association 
  • DTM Working Group 
  • 80s in the Hole 
  • Flint River Corridor Alliance
  • University Avenue Corridor Coalition 
  • Suicide Prevention Team 
  • McLaren Flint Partnership
  • Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation 
  • Flint Children's Museum – Sprout Side
  • National Association of Black Engineers - Advisor
  • Black Student Union - Advisor
  • International Club - Advisor
  • Kettering University Student Golf Club - Advisor


Contact Information

Jack Stock
Director of External Relations
External Relations

Venetia Petteway
Corporate and Community Engagement