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Indiana University Bloomington

Institute for Social Impact

Practically Speaking

The Kelley School's excellence is rooted in its people. Learn more about Kelley students, alumni and faculty through our spotlights.


For decades, the Kelley School has been an early mover in fostering social change. See the programs we’ve created to do just that.

Habitat for Humanity/Whirlpool Corporation/IU Campus Blitz Build

Each fall, Kelley students, faculty, and staff partner with other IU students, Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County, Habitat for Humanity International, and Whirlpool Corporation employees to participate in a 10-day building blitz. The Kelley experience lays a strong foundation in fostering economic change—literally.

Interested in getting involved in the build? Click here to sign up or contact for more information and to sign up to help.

It’s no coincidence that Kelley works with Whirlpool Corp.—its chairman and CEO, Jeff Fettig, is a graduate of the Kelley School, as is its CFO, Roy Templin. Since 2006, 38 Habitat homes have been built with partner families as part of the Whirlpool® Building Blocks program.

Alternative Break Program

CLD student member participates in Alternative Break Program

Civic Leadership Development

CLD pioneered the idea of civic engagement as part of a well-rounded business education. For more than 20 years, its student members “have gained leadership skills through hands-on volunteerism in the local community and direct contact with leaders in the nonprofit sector.”

Alternative Break Program

CLD members are encouraged to skip the channel surfing and sloth associated with most college breaks and instead help to make the world a better place through the Alternative Break Program. Participants have the option to travel all over the United States and to developing countries, volunteering their time and skills to address social issues like poverty, hunger, and homelessness.