The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

We help prepare students for community-engaged learning in both curricular and co-curricular settings. Below we describe sessions offered in curricular settings, often as guest lectures. Session times vary and topics can be tailored to particular course contexts. 

To work with a Ginsberg staff member to schedule a session listed below or to request a different topic, please complete the Online Request Form or contact us at Ginsberg.engage@umich.edu.


Workshops for Students:​

Entering, Engaging and Exiting Communities

Introduces principles and practices for thoughtfully engaging with communities, including motivations, impact of social identities, and strategies for engaging in reciprocal, ethical, and respectful ways.

What is Mutually Beneficial Community Engagement?

Deepens students’ exploration of key principles of engagement, and how to address challenges of creating mutually beneficial and socially just partnerships.

Discipline-Specific & Multidisciplinary Community Engagement Case Studies

Uses specific cases designed in collaboration with university partners, participants explore root causes, identify stakeholder interests, discuss initial responses and generate preventative strategies.  

Working with Underserved Populations

Considers implications for students as they Explore how to develop and maintain reciprocal relationships when working with underserved populations including community contexts, impact of social identities, and culturally responsive communication strategies.

Learning in Community Workshop Series

For classes or student organizations with less than 8 students, we offer a number of our most commonly requested workshops as public sessions open to all students. Please use the link to explore which sessions might work best for your students. 


Community Engagement Graduate Liaisons

We are excited to announce that we have a cohort of graduate students working with us to expand our support for academic partners. Graduate Liaisons are matched to interested faculty and can offer an initial session to prepare students for their community engagement, observe a class or community site visit, and offer follow-up consultation on how best to support students given your particular course needs. Graduate Liaisons can also connect you with other members of our faculty engagement team to offer further consultation.