The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

Annie Rashes, America Reads Team Leader at the Ginsberg Center

I’ve always been passionate about social justice work. While volunteering with America Reads, I learned about more ways in which the Ginsberg Center connects people to community organizations.

After my sophomore year, I found the Community Action and Social Change (CASC) minor through the School of Social Work. While engaging in CASC, I learned even more about the Ginsberg Center and how they support students to engage in the community. I also learned about how other students use the Ginsberg Center, such as Ginsberg’s Community Leadership Fellowships.

I participated in Alternative Breaks (AB) through Hillel and then applied for Ginsberg AB grants for my student organizations. These grants were what made our trips possible, and I am so grateful for what Ginsberg does for students and the community in making service programs accessible to all.

I’m currently working on getting my Masters of Social Work. I hope to stay involved with Ginsberg over the next year and a half because, if I learned anything from my time with the Center, it is that the Ginsberg Center is a gateway to new opportunities.