The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

A Message from KnitWits: Ginsberg Center Campus Partners

Listen closely. Can you hear it? "Knit one; purl two," hardly a phrase you expect to hear at UM, but the counting of knits and purls continues loud and clear across the campus as KnitWits celebrates more than 20 years of supplying warm goods for those who need them. This mission links students, employees, alumni, retirees and local citizens with surrounding and often distant communities through the idea that a hat, scarf, mittens, socks or afghan can help keep someone warm.

photos of children wearing hats

Literacy Update: Family Reading Night!

Through the Ginsberg Center's Family Reading Night Program, community service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega facilitated a fun evening of activities with Avalon Housing families. Centered around the book Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, the night's activities allowed families to make art, play math games and write about their favorite thing about fall.  Ginsberg is currently signing up groups to support Family Reading Nights in 2016.  Learn more here.

books and pumpkins on a table


Through our SERVE office, the Community Engagement Leadership Fellows program seeks to provide students with an opportunity to expand their existing knowledge, skills, and leadership experiences around civic engagement and apply these in the development of a project in one of five impact areas: Alternative Breaks, Community Engagement and Allyhood, Literacy, Social Media, and Student Organization Engagement. 


Our 2015-16 Fellows are:


Highlights from the first Student Advisory Board Meeting of 2015-16!

The 2015-16 Student Advisory Board kicked off their year of providing feedback, guidance, and support to the Ginsberg Center on Tuesday, October 13. The first portion of our meeting included a special visit from University of Michigan alumna and social justice advocate, Diane Meyer! Diane and the board shared experiences and connections that affirm their involvement in community engagement and social justice work.

student advisory board doing a string activity