Literacy Initiatives

Words 'Reading is' in white lettering above graphic of open book  with word 'Lit' below book image with black background

The Ginsberg Center's literacy programming adds capacity and value to educational settings through individual sessions and weekly programs. In collaboration with schools, community centers and other partners, the Ginsberg Center offers opportunities for the University of Michigan community to support literacy development, with an intentional focus on academically vulnerable students. We offer:

  • Paid opportunities to tutor students in Ann Arbor, Detroit and Ypsilanti through the America Reads work-study program.
  • Our very own Little Free Library, the first on the University of Michigan campus, right in front of the Ginsberg center. See the monthly theme here.

In addition to providing meaningful ways to get involved, the Ginsberg Center offers support, training and opportunities for reflection to Michigan students involved in literacy work. Through these service learning experiences, students begin to deepen their learning about themselves, their service and larger social justice issues.