The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

Academic Partnerships Logo: Connect, Prepare, Design, Research

How can the Ginsberg Center support academic partners with their Community Engaged Scholarship?

The Ginsberg Center supports faculty, academic program staff and GSIs doing community engagement. Our staff can help integrate mutually beneficial community engagement experiences into your courses, research and programs. We embed Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) principles and perspectives throughout all of our offerings. 

To work with a Ginsberg staff member on any of these areas, please complete the Online Request Form or contact us at


We can partner with you to:

CONNECT with community organizations

-Browse curated collections of community defined priorities matched to your disciplinary focus, using a
   Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) lens
-Explore potential partnerships between campus and community stakeholders through convenings
-Access funding to support community-engaged teaching and research 

DESIGN or refine community-engaged efforts

-Consult with staff on the design of courses, programs and research projects
-Experience workshops on best practices, integrating DEI principles and critical reflection
-Join communities of practice around community-engaged scholarship

PREPARE students for community engagement

-Ensure students thoughtfully enter, engage and exit communities through interactive workshops
-Promote student learning about DEI topics including social identities, social justice and working with
   underserved populations
-Faciltate applied learning through discpline-specific community engagement case studies 

RESEARCH impact of community engagement

-Explore tools to measure student learning, intercultural understanding, and community impact
-Apply for one of our Faculty Community Engagement Grants to support your community-       
    engaged teaching, research or service
-Disseminate your scholarship through community-engaged journals, including the
    Michigan Journal for Community Service Learning, published by the Ginsberg Center