The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

How do we support academic partners with your Community Engaged Scholarship?

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

Our work with faculty is generously supported by the Rosalie Ginsberg Fund for University Service and the Stuart A. Miller Endowed Fund for Research and Dissemination.

To work with a Ginsberg staff member on any of these areas, please complete the Support 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 

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

RESEARCH impact of community engagement

  • 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 Ginsberg Center's Michigan Journal for Community Service Learning

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
A collection of important scholarship related to engaged learning.