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Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning


Based on a long tradition at the University of Michigan, the Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning has, since 1997, worked to strengthen student learning, assist faculty members, and develop mutually beneficial university-community partnerships. The Center’s mission is to engage students, faculty and community members in learning together through community service and civic engagement in a diverse, democratic society. We empower students to engage in positive change through social justice education, leadership, and meaningful service experiences with community. We partner with faculty and staff to enhance student learning through consultation that connects socially just community engagement experiences to coursework, research and programs.

The Ginsberg Center’s programs include but are not limited to SERVE, Alternative Breaks, scholarships and grants to student organizations, Literacy Initiatives including America Reads, and Engaged Learning Partnerships. The Center strengthens knowledge development through service-learning and community-based research, prepares future community leaders, promotes service as scholarship & civic engagement, fosters the integration of service into the curriculum, and develops university-community collaborations.

Contact Information

Abby Fanelli, Assistant Director

University of Michigan
1024 Hill Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3310

Phone: (734) 647-7402
E-mail: ginsberginfo@umich.edu

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Sponsoring Service Unit(s)

Office of the Vice President for Student Life

Sponsoring Department(s)

Office of the Vice President for Student Life

Program Available to these Counties

Washtenaw, Wayne

Program Available to these Cities

Ann Arbor, Detroit, Ypsilanti

Subject Area(s)

Architecture & Urban / Regional Planning, Arts, Community Assistance, Continuing & Community, Culture (American & International), Early Childhood and Elementary (pre-6), Education, Education: Higher Ed, Environmental, Health & Health Care, Law & Public Policy, Mental Health, Middle and High School (7-12), Social Services