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Mark & Jeannette Kleine Center for Community Service


Kleine Center for Community Service

Kathleen Ridlon, Director

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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The Kleine Center for Community Service manages a wide range of engagement opportunities, including volunteer service, charitable activities, and community outreach designed for students, faculty, and staff at Knox College. Each term the Kleine Center holds a Day of Service to connect the Knox community with our Galesburg community partners, sponsored by the Mary Filosa Brown Endowed Memorial Fund for Community Service.

Volunteer projects coordinated with the Center fall into two categories:

  • Short-term: Volunteers are needed to assist with a short-term event or community goal. Examples of these types of events include students' participation in Special Olympics Polar Plunge or Christmas in Action.
  • Long-term: The Center collaborates with a local organization to identify and share resources to develop long-term and sometimes co-curricular projects. Examples of these types of partnerships include students' participation in the Nielson Elementary Reading Buddies program.

Upcoming Events

Fall Day of Service
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019

At this event, students engage in volunteer work at sites throughout Galesburg.  This is a great way to get to know the Galesburg community and to make new friends! We will be providing students with snacks and some Knox swag.

Check your email to sign up!

Questions? Email Kathleen Ridlon at

Current Volunteer Opportunties

Each term we create a diverse selection of engagement opportunities. Sign up for volunteer events this term!  

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Printed on Thursday, October 17, 2019