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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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A fall sunset from the west side of Ford Center for the Fine Arts

The Kleine Center for Community Service manages a wide range of engagement opportunities, including volunteer service, charitable activities, and community-based learning designed for the students, faculty, and staff of 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 Kleine 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 Kleine 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

Winter Day of Service 
Saturday, February 8, 2020

This is a service carnival for students to explore interesting volunteer opportunities, get a free t-shirt, hang out with friends, win prizes, listen to music, and eat great food! Local non-profit organizations will have stations at which volunteers can create items to donate to the community.

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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