We are a community and civic engagement center with a mission to cultivate and steward equitable partnerships between communities and the University of Michigan in order to advance social change for the public good. Based upon this mission, our vision is for inclusive democracy; thriving, diverse communities; and equity and social justice.
Our work centers around translating our principles into action through:
- Partnerships: We cultivate an expansive network of community partners (nonprofits, local governments, and K-12 schools), surface community-identified priorities, and connect them with students, faculty, and staff who are invested in positive social change.
- Preparation: We prepare and support students and faculty and staff to create socially just community engagement experiences through advising, consulting, trainings and grants
- Pathways: We offer multiple pathways to civic engagement & community change to encourage the development of lifelong habits of civic learning.
Our blog shares emerging stories around Ginsberg's work at U-M and in the communities beyond. From profiles to match stories to announcements, you'll find a wealth of information below.
The Ginsberg Center team is thrilled to congratulate our graduating students, and wish them the very best on the next leg of their journeys. The dedicated engagement of undergraduate and graduate students shapes the way we build partnerships, educate the campus community, and live our mission every day.
Connect2Community is managed by the Ginsberg Center, in collaboration with the United Way of Washtenaw County and Eastern Michigan University.