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.

America Reads Tutoring Goes Virtual and Discovers Unexpected Benefits

From the Annual Report: The Ginsberg Center’s literacy work–including America Reads and Readers & Best–is one of the most powerful ways we provide direct service to schools in our surrounding communities. This year, Ginsberg was faced with the challenge of taking this largely in-person, essential initiative online. Ginsberg not only adapted our approach but did so in a way that has allowed us to reach even more area students and help teachers provide students with more individualized attention during a particularly challenging school year.


America Reads tutors smiling on Zoom.

Political Science Professor Taps Into Multiple Ginsberg Resources for Detroit Votes Course

From the Annual Report: One of the Pathways for Civic Engagement that was more important than ever this past year was Policy & Governance. During the Fall 2020 semester, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and an unforgettable election season, Dr. Mara Ostfeld, Assistant Professor in Political Science, tapped into multiple Ginsberg Center resources to help bolster research work in her Detroit Votes course.

Mara Ostfeld, a young woman sitting on a chair in her office.

Ginsberg Director Mary Jo Callan to Carry On the Work of Social Justice at Brown University

As some of you may already know, the Ginsberg Center’s director, Mary Jo Callan, has accepted an exciting opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of the Swearer Center for Public Service and Associate Dean for Engaged Scholarship at Brown University. While we are, of course, saddened to lose Mary Jo, we are excited by the work she’ll do to further social justice and equity in her new position.

Ginsberg Center's Former Director Mary Jo Callan