Kellogg Corps

Kellogg Corps team members after their final project presentation to the management of CO2 Bambu in Granada, Nicaragua. Team members included: Jeremy Fiser (’13), Justin Noodleman (’13), Eliot Poindexter (’13), Victoria Zimmerman (’13), Josh Elkin (’13) and Deana Hayes (’13)
Kellogg Corps is a volunteer program for students attending the Kellogg School of Management. Kellogg Corps places small teams of volunteers on consulting projects with non-profit organizations in developing countries worldwide.

Kellogg Corps has two different trip offerings: 

    - Short Duration Trips: These trips are 2 weeks and generally for Kellogg students in between their first and second years. The trips occur the two weeks prior to SEEK in early September. 

    - Long Duration Trips: These trips are typically between 4 – 6 weeks and are generally for Kellogg students who have just graduated.

Mission
Kellogg Corps’ mission is to make opportunities available for Kellogg students to volunteer their time and energy in bringing business skills and management expertise to non-profit organizations in developing countries throughout the world.

The group’s key goals are:

1.) To encourage Kellogg students and recent Kellogg School graduates to take part in an international volunteer experience
2.) To provide non-governmental organizations and non-profit enterprises with skills and services that can make an impact and which they could not otherwise afford
3.) To increase awareness throughout the world of Kellogg’s role in promoting global citizenship through community development

History
Kellogg Corps was founded in 1996 by four second-year students who initiated five service projects in the U.S. and abroad. 

Kellogg Corps team members in Guatemala working on a project for an organization working to bring electricity to Guatemala's poor and rural population through portable solar kits. Team members included Jackie Endres ('13), Abayomi Fashoro ('13), Soyeon Kim ('13), Hung Yi Toh ('12), and Jim Yuan ('13)

Example Project

In the summer of 2012, six Kellogg students traveled to Granada, Nicaragua to work with CO2 Bambu, an organization that builds bamboo houses in rural regions of Nicaragua. The organization at the time was pioneering an “amphibious house” to be implemented in regions of Nicaragua plagued with perpetual seasonal flooding. The Kellogg Corps team supported CO2 Bambu in a variety of areas, including working with the organization to make their fundraising / grant writing strategy more efficient and effective, creating a detailed plan for working with various NGOs (including the World Bank, UNICEF and the UNDP) to work to recognize the aligned objectives CO2 Bambu and the amphibious housing project had with the respective organizations, and revamping the organization’s marketing materials to be more impactful and succinct. The group enjoyed a weekend excursion to Ometepe, a volcanic island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua, as well as a trip to the fantastic beaches of San Juan del Sur to try their hand at surfing.


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