Ginsberg's early success in matchmaking among co-curricular, course-based, and research entities gives us tremendous confidence in our collective ability to continue to deepen and scale a reciprocal approach to community engagement at Michigan and maximize our contributions toward the public good. Following are summaries of just a few of the sample matches from the past two years, which convey a sense of the compelling possibilities that come from starting with the community to identify opportunities in our engagement efforts.
Fundraising & Development
- Social works tudents in Professor Katie Doyle's graduate-level fundraising and grant writing course partnered with Acorn Farmer's Market in Manchester and Bailey Park Neighborhood Development Corporation in Detroit to develop materials for grant proposals.
- The United Way of Washtenaw County partnered with Statistics in the Community to understand Washtenaw County philanthropic landscape by analyzing 990s.
Evaluation & Assessment
- Ginsberg’s Community Technical Assistance Collaborative conducted a process evaluation of A Brighter Way's community education campaign including the creation of survey evaluation tools, data analysis and impact reports, an updated client database, and one-pagers to share the organization’s mission and goals of the campaign.
- Michigan Immigrant Rights Center & We the People Michigan consulted with Poverty Solutions to advance their research on the economic benefits of expanded access to driver’s licenses.
- Washtenaw County Juvenile Probation used an annotated bibliography created by undergraduate students in Student Engagement Librarian Amanda Peters' Information Literacy course to develop innovative, evidence-based programming.
Interns & Fellowships
- The City of Chelsea worked with an interdisciplinary team of graduate students in the Graham Sustainability Institute's Dow Sustainability Fellows Program to support the efforts of the city's Sustainability Commission.
- A Ginsberg Community Leadership Fellow placed at HOPE Village Revitalization in Detroit is leading the development of a Community Resource Guide highlighting black-owned businesses.
- A PhD student in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance used a grant from the department’s Performance Engagement Educational Residencies (PEERs) program to bring a lecture and performance on global classical music to residents at Atria Senior Living.
- Books for a Benefit, a student organization, built a library collection and space to house them at Community Family Life Center in Ypsilanti’s Sugarbrook neighborhood.
- The Area Agency on Aging 1-B partnered with Statistics in the Community, a graduate student organization, to produce a report and infographics on the economic impact of investment of public funds in aging services and programs.
- Ginsberg's Community Technical Assistance Collaborative created one-page overviews about various issues specific to LGBTQ older adults using data visualizations for SAGE Metro Detroit.
Communications & Writing
- Hire MI Vet partnered with a first year writing course on community-engaged writing for background research and written materials for their website.
- Student teams in Professor Ella August’s Real World Writing for Public Health Course developed Mental Health & Wellness-related communication materials featuring graphics and visuals related for Ypsilanti's Family Empowerment Program.
- Researchers in public health connected with Ginsberg partners at the Washtenaw County Health Department and Whitmore Lake Clinic for advising on a study of COVID-19 recovery.
- In response to COVID-19, University of Michigan medical students formed M-Response Corps. They put their training use supporting many partners including in a partnership with Hope Clinic’s food distribution efforts.
And please explore these additional matches from years past: