The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

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The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) is excited to announce a call for proposals for a special section entitled Our Democratic Imperative: The Role of Higher Education in Developing Students’ Civic Identities. This special section, to be included in the Summer 2023 issue of MJCSL, will explore the impact of postsecondary efforts involving students in public service and civic engagement on the development of healthy civic identities.

In partnership with the Haas Center for Public Service and UC Berkeley Public Service Center, this section seeks to sharpen a collective vision for intended student outcomes, particularly as it relates to the educational goals of advancing democratic equality and achieving our civic mission. 

Since 1994, the Ginsberg Center has published MJCSL, which is widely recognized as a leader in the field of community-engaged scholarship. MJCSL is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal focusing on research, theory, pedagogy and other matters related to civic engagement, academic service-learning, campus-community partnerships, and engaged/public scholarship in higher education. Learn more about the goals of the journal on its website.

Full proposals for the special section are due July 1, 2022. For additional context and more detailed submission instructions, please refer to the full Call for Proposals.