The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

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.

The Ford Motor Company Fund and U-M Ginsberg Center Partner for Intern and Community Support

Internships are a crucial component of a college student’s experience that provide opportunities to apply classroom learning in the real world. More internships than not go unpaid, making it hard for many students to participate, and putting those that don’t pursue internships at a disadvantage over many of their peers when it comes time to find their first job out of college.

One of Ginsberg's Ford Fellows works with a student in Detroit

Ginsberg Is...Emily Sabo

Ginsberg Graduate Academic Liaison Emily Sabo explains how she's using our principle of following community-identified priorities to inform and drive her PhD work in Linguistics.

Community Engagement: Collaborating for Change

The Ginsberg Center's Massive Open Online Course is a comprehensive introduction to public engagement work, developed thanks to a grant from the Provost’s Office. Community Engagement: Collaborating for Change provides resources for learners to better understand community engagement, and how they may more effectively engage in their practice. The course comprises five individual modules, all determined based on input from faculty, staff, students, and community partners. Each module contains a variety of content, including videos, activities, reflections, and knowledge checks.

Ginsberg Is...Tori Berels

When I first interviewed with the Ginsberg Center, I knew it had something to do with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Ginsberg had provided a session about respectfully entering, engaging, and exiting communities for one of my classes, and they had also provided workshops for my sorority...

Tori Berels, Marketing Assistant

CTAC: The genesis of Ginsberg's Community Technical Assistance Collaborative

Ginsberg's Community Technical Assistance Collaborative (CTAC ) is an exemplar of partnership between U-M and the community as well as among units across U-M. The program provides experienced faculty and staff guidance to draw on the skills of graduate students across multiple disciplines to design, coordinate, and implement data and evaluation projects for community partners seeking to improve quality of life for residents. Here's a little background on how we got started.

CTAC meets with STATCOM students