Our Advisory Boards voice the needs, concerns, and ideas of community members, students and faculty as they relate to the mission and work of the Ginsberg Center. Through regular meetings, the Boards provide input to Ginsberg Center staff regarding programs, initiatives, and direction of the Center. Throughout their time on the Board, members promote the ideals of the Ginsberg Center, and represent Ginsberg at the University and beyond.
The goal of the Community Advisory Board is to benefit from feedback and insight from a broad set of community champions to assist the Ginsberg Center in advancing mutually beneficial partnerships between the University of Michigan and the community. The Community Advisory Board helps to support the Ginsberg Center’s aim in creating stronger relationships between the community and the University of Michigan, in order to increase capacity, improve quality of life, and/or solve problems facing social sector institutions or groups in the community. Made up of community advocates, non-profit leaders and government officials from across Washtenaw County, the Community Advisory Board meets formally twice a year.
The Student Advisory Board is composed of 15-21 student leaders representing multiple identities, diverse experiences, and a range of involvement in student organizations (particularly those that focus on service, advocacy, and/or political activism) at the University of Michigan. Members are selected through an application process in the winter term.
The Faculty Advisory Board is comprised of 8-12 faculty who provide advice and feedback, and broaden the Ginsberg Center’s engagement with faculty across campus to advance its role as a Community Engagement Center for the social sector. The Board’s work plan for 2016-17 emphasizes:
- translating needs and priorities defined by the community into potential research questions and agendas, and teaching opportunities; and,
- convening conversations, learning communities and collaborations around them
- Maria Arquero De Alarcon (Architecture & Urban Design)
- Jesse Austin-Brenneman (Mechanical Engineering)
- Michael Bloom (Law School)
- Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks (Ross School of Business)
- Elisabeth Gerber (Ford School for Public Policy)
- Aline Cotel (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
- Karen Farris (College of Pharmacy)
- Ivette Perfecto (School of Natural Resources & Environment)
- Katie Richards-Schuster (Social Work)
- Teresa Satterfield (LSA Romance Languages & Literatures)
- Sue Ann Savas (School of Social Work)
- Luke Shaefer (School of Social Work & Ford School of Public Policy)
- Nick Tobier (Stamps Art School & Design; Ginsberg Center Senior Counsel to the Provost on Civic Engagement)
- Christina Weiland (School of Education)