The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

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Change has been a constant in recent years, and the Ginsberg Center is no exception to this phenomenon. As we continue to adjust to the realities of the pandemic – which have brought new considerations for health and wellness alongside new formats for communication and collaboration – we also look forward to some exciting upcoming transitions that will shape how Ginsberg does business in the 2022-2023 Academic Year.

Earlier this year, we welcomed Neeraja Aravamudan as Director and Kate Livingston as Associate Director for Teaching, Research and Academic Partnerships. We said good-bye to some wonderful staff members over the summer and welcomed several new members to the team: Jesse Carr, our new Assistant Director for Student Learning and Leadership, Juliya Wickland, our new America Reads Program Manager, Kayla Grant, our new University-Community Partnerships Coordinator and Chris Breznau, our new Student Learning Coordinator. These new members will further enhance our team's ability to advance community engagement for the public good. 

Additionally, thanks to a generous gift from the Ginsberg family, we will be moving to a temporary home while we anticipate changes to our permanent facility. We will be in the basement of the Michigan League, which allows us to stay connected to campus partners. The minor growing pains are a worthy trade-off for the beautiful new space that awaits us (pending Regental approval) – stay tuned for more details!

Given these transitions, we are making some temporary adjustments as we begin the new school year. Our Center remains open Monday-Friday and staff will be using a hybrid schedule to serve all our stakeholders as we adjust our programming and support and will offer multiple ways to engage with us: in-person, virtual, and hybrid. We are now booking consultations for all of our stakeholders for October and beyond, and encourage you to contact us early to discuss workshops, matchmaking and other support for Winter 2023.

The Ginsberg Center remains committed as ever to students, faculty, staff, and community partners with the support you need in your community-engaged pursuits. We thank you for your flexibility as we work through this new season of growth and transition.