Safe, stable, affordable housing is a keystone of vibrant, healthy communities. It impacts all aspects of life from child development to long term health outcomes. Over the past two decades, growth of this vital resource has been stagnating, making housing affordability a growing concern in countless communities throughout the United States, including here in Washtenaw County. In 2019, Ginsberg began working with local partners to explore ways to enlist the teaching and research mission of the university to best serve our local community. Learn more about the Housing Affordability Regional Collaborative here.
In 2018, the University of Michigan’s Center for Educational Outreach, the School of Education, and the Edward Ginsberg Center formed a partnership to strengthen and streamline their K-12 services and opportunities for the U-M community as well as provide clearer direction and guidance to K-12 schools and educational partners in Michigan. Later named “RECAP” to highlight the guiding principles for K-12 partnerships, these Centers’ collaboration shows the commitment to working with our U-M colleagues, K-12 schools and students to advance student learning and partnerships through the RECAP principles. Learn more about the Education Collaborative here.
In response to the changing educational landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ginsberg Center’s America Reads virtual tutoring program was created.The virtual program is an extension of a 20+ year program that typically meets in school. The program seeks to provide academic and social support for elementary students impacted by distance education, continued professional experience for college students, and an opportunity for the University of Michigan community to support the education of young people. This is a free service and is at no cost to tutees and their families. Families can register their children for the program and select the type of tutoring support to best meet their children's needs.