Ginsberg Center supports your community-engaged efforts

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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. 

At Ginsberg (Our Blog)

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. 

Welcome Back!

The Ginsberg team is excited to kick of the new school year with you! Learn more about our many offerings whether you're new to or experienced with community engagement !

New Ginsberg Building to have eco-friendly features, more space

Learn more about our exciting plans for our new, environmentally sustainable building on U-M’s Central Campus that will enhance our focus on community engagement and student learning. We'll be ready to move back in Spring of 2025--and you can watch the progress on the webcam!

Congratulations, Class of 2023 Ginsberg Graduates!

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.

Changing the Juvenile Justice System through data analytics

The Michigan Center for Youth Justice (MCYJ) works to advance equitable youth justice policies and practices that protect young people. MCYJ contacted Ginsberg with the goal of gathering and analyzing data on how a new policy related to restraint use has has impacted juvenile centers. Ginsberg’s Community Technical Assistance Collaborative and STATCOM supported this request.

Find volunteer opportunities related to your interests on our portal! 

Connect2Community is managed by the Ginsberg Center, in collaboration with the United Way of Washtenaw County and Eastern Michigan University.

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