The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

The Ginsberg Center supports faculty, academic program staff, and graduate students doing community engagement in all 19 schools and colleges at U-M. Our staff can help you integrate equitable community engagement experiences into your courses, research, and programs. We embed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) principles and anti-racist perspectives throughout all of our offerings. 

We have adapted our work in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular, we are offering virtual consultations and workshops, have compiled resources to adapt your community-engaged efforts for virtual instruction and remote engagement, and have adjusted our Connect2Community portal to highlight remote engagement opportunities. We highlight relevant resources & support througout our offerings linked below. 

Our work with faculty is generously supported by the Rosalie Ginsberg Fund for University Service and the Stuart A. Miller Endowed Fund for Research and Dissemination.  We work in partnership with the Provost's Office, through the Vice Provost for Engaged Learning

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How do we support Academic Partners' Community-Engaged Teaching and Scholarship?

CONNECT with community organizations

  • Browse curated collections of community defined priorities matched to your disciplinary focus
  • Explore potential partnerships between campus and community stakeholders through convenings

PREPARE students for community engagement

  • Ensure students thoughtfully enter, engage and exit communities through interactive workshops
  • Promote student learning about DEI topics including social identities, social justice, and working with underserved populations

DESIGN or refine community-engaged efforts

  • Consult with staff on the design of courses, programs, and research projects
  • Explore strategies for promoting students' civic engagement 
  • Attend academic partner workshops on topics such as best practices for partnerships, integrating DEI principles, critical reflection, and more

RESEARCH impact of community engagement

  • Apply for one of our Faculty Community Engagement Grants to support your community-engaged teaching, research, or service
  • Disseminate your scholarship through community-engaged journals, including the Ginsberg Center's Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning