Unlocking the University of Michigan in Service to the Public Good

We are a community and civic engagement center with a mission to cultivate and steward equitable partnerships between communities and the University of Michigan in order to advance social change for the public good. Based upon this mission, our vision is for inclusive democracy; thriving, diverse communities; and equity and social justice.

Our work centers around translating our principles into action through: 

  • Partnerships: We cultivate an expansive network of community partners (nonprofits, local governments, and K-12 schools), surface community-identified priorities, and connect them with students, faculty, and staff who are invested in positive social change.

  • Preparation:  We prepare and support students and faculty and staff to create socially just community engagement experiences through advising, consulting, trainings and grants 

  • Pathways: We offer multiple pathways to civic engagement & community change to encourage the development of lifelong habits of civic learning. 

At Ginsberg (Our Blog)

Our blog shares emerging stories around Ginsberg's work at U-M and in the communities beyond. From profiles to match stories to announcements, you'll find a wealth of information below.