Cities of Service

Our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative

 Southern Hills Neighbors:

You’re invited to participate in a
Neighborhood Garage Sale
May 14-15 (Thursday & Friday)
There is no cost to participate. 
Register by contacting Bonnie Pittl at 296-2433 by May 4.


A Neighborhood Cleanup will be held Saturday, May 16
Volunteers from the community will be on hand  from 9 a.m. – noon to offer assistance with outdoor maintenance such as yard debris removal, leaf raking and bush/hedge trimming.
Contact Bonnie Pittl at 296-2433 by May 4 if you are in need of assistance or would like to volunteer.

To view other upcoming events please see our calendar of events page.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Our volunteers made a difference!

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Kettering’s annual participation in Make a Difference Day on October 25th, 2014 was a huge success! Almost 200 volunteers gave their time and talent to assemble trauma dolls for area hospitals and clean the Southern Hills neighborhood of yard debris as our Kettering Cares initiative kicks off. We would like to personally thank all of our volunteer groups and individuals who helped make this day a success. You made a difference!

View the Accomplishments in Numbers

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Our Current Neighborhood:


The Cities of Service team is happy to announce the 2014 – 2015 neighborhood: Southern Hills (North). This neighborhood is located west of S. Patterson Blvd.and east of the Kettering-Moraine border.  View our Calendar of Events to learn more about what is in store for this neighborhood!





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About Kettering Cares

Kettering Cares is our Cities of Service initiative built to use service as a strategy to tackle our most pressing needs – neighborhood revitalization, sustainability, and neighborhood pride. Learn more.



What is Cities of Service?

Cities of Service is a national nonprofit that supports mayors to design and implement high-impact service strategies that can be replicated in cities worldwide. Learn more.


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Check out what we’ve done so far in our neighborhoods. View our gallery of photos from our past Cities of Service events and our Impact Reports to see what we have accomplished! View more.




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Additional Information

Calendar of Events Check out what Kettering Cares has planned for the Cities of Service year.

Our Community Partners Many individuals and community organizations get together to make this initiative a reality. 


Would you like more information about Kettering Cares and Cities of Service? Feel free to contact the Volunteer Office at 937-296-2434 or email us for more information.