At Ginsberg: Our Blog

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

New Ginsberg Building to have eco-friendly features, more space

Learn more about our exciting plans for our new, environmentally sustainable building on U-M’s Central Campus that will enhance our focus on community engagement and student learning. We'll be ready to move back in Spring of 2025--and you can watch the progress on the webcam!

Landscape architecture professor leads community-engaged charge in Detroit

After coming to the University of Michigan in 2020 to teach, Lisa DuRussel quickly found a community and a home with the Ginsberg Center. A landscape architect by trade, DuRussel, Assistant Professor of Practice in U-M’s School for Environment & Sustainability, teaches courses and seminars that cover topics including ecological design, planting design and community engagement.

Congratulations, Class of 2023 Ginsberg Graduates!

The Ginsberg Center team is thrilled to congratulate our graduating students, and wish them the very best on the next leg of their journeys. The dedicated engagement of undergraduate and graduate students shapes the way we build partnerships, educate the campus community, and live our mission every day.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning Receives IARSCLE'S Publication of the Year Award

In recognition of exemplary contributions through research on service-learning and community engagement, IARSLCE honors those whose research contributes significantly to understanding and advancing community engagement, across all approaches and all educational sectors. The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, published by the Edward Ginsberg Center, received IARSLCE's 2022 Publication of the Year Award. 

Changing the Juvenile Justice System through data analytics

The Michigan Center for Youth Justice (MCYJ) works to advance equitable youth justice policies and practices that protect young people. MCYJ contacted Ginsberg with the goal of gathering and analyzing data on how a new policy related to restraint use has has impacted juvenile centers. Ginsberg’s Community Technical Assistance Collaborative and STATCOM supported this request.

Ginsberg Community Engagement Grant Helps IDC and Groundcover News Improve Distribution

From 2021 Annual Report: The Ginsberg Center provides multiple forms of financial resources for student groups and organizations to engage in positive change through social justice education, leadership development, and meaningful service experiences with the community. In particular, our Community Engagement Grants allow us to deepen partnerships between student organizations and community organizations or agencies who are working together to address a community-identified need.