The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

The Ginsberg Center offers numerous workshops to support students who are interested in community service, advocacy, activism, and social justice.

Unable to attend any of our workshops or looking for support around a different community engagement topic?
Feel free to request a workshop by contacting us at serveinfo@umich.edu.


Learning in Community (LinC) Series

The Learning in Community series supports students who are interested in community engagement, social justice, democratic engagement, advocacy, activism and philanthropy.  LinC sessions focus on:

  • Democratic Engagement (DE): Students will engage in dialogue around pressing social and political issues, learning how to engage across difference and examine ways to create change through the democratic process.

  • Leadership Development (LD):These sessions focus on expanding leadership for change through expanding the knowledge and skills necessary in creating positive change.  

  • Reciprocal Community Partnerships (RP): Deepening students’ exploration of key principles of engagement, and how to address challenges of creating mutually beneficial and socially just partnerships.
     

Winter 2017 Learning in Community Schedule:

Visit the Ginsberg Events Calendar for descriptions and registration links.

February Sessions: 

  • 2/13: Community Engagement Case Study Workhop: Navigating Team Dynamics (RP)
  • 2/17 : #DoItForTheGram?: Ethical Digital Media Engagement During Service Experiences (LD, RP)
  • 2/18: Elect Her Training: Bringing Young Women to Politics (DE, LD)
  • 2/20: Entering, Engaging, & Exiting Communities Workshop (LD, RP)

March Sessions:

  • 3/14: Entering, Engaging, & Exiting Communities Workshop (LD, RP)
  • 3/16: Young & Elected: Young Officials Creating Change in Their Communities (DE)
  • 3/17: Community Engagement Case Study Workshop: Interacting with Community Members (RP)
  • 3/20: Intentions, Insights, and Impacts: A View Into Post-Graduate Service. (LD)  
  • 3/23: Community Engagement Case Study Workshop: Working with Community Organizations (RP)
  • TBD: Community Outreach with Youth (RP), In partnership with the Center for Educational Outreach

April Sessions:

  • 4/4: Student Org. Transitions: Maintaining Community Partnerships (LD, RP)
  • TBD: Service Chair Training For Student Groups (LD, RP)

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Alternative Breaks Workshops

The Ginsberg Center provides workshops to students, staff and faculty interested in planning alternative breaks trips.  

Requesting a Workshop:

Alternative Breaks Groups can also request workshop on a number of topics including:

  • Introduction to Alternative Breaks - The 8 Critical Components 
  • Entering and Exiting Communities
  • Implementing Successful Education and Training
  • Reflecting on your Alternative Breaks Experience
  • And others!

To request a workshop or learn about upcoming workshop opportunities, please contact our Alternative Breaks Coordinator at alternativebreaksinfo@umich.edu.

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