The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

We have adapted our work in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Please visit our Covid-related guidelines and resources for academic partners here

The Ginsberg Center supports faculty, academic program staff, and graduate students doing community engagement. 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 perspectives throughout all of our offerings. 

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.

To work with a Ginsberg staff member on any of these areas, please complete the Support Request Form or contact us at

How do we support academic partners with your 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
  • Experience workshops on best practices, integrating DEI principles and critical reflection

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
A collection of important scholarship related to engaged learning.