Being active and engaged in communities is very important to many University of Michigan students. There are a multitude of service options available to you and the Ginsberg Center is a great place to find them.
on-campus student organizations dedicated to service and activism
The Center empowers students to contribute to positive change through social justice education, leadership, and meaningful service experiences with community. It also partners with faculty and staff to enhance student learning through consultation that connects socially just community experiences to coursework, research and programs.
Interested students can explore hundreds of local opportunities on the Ginsberg Center’s volunteer portal: connect2community.umich.edu. There, they can create a profile, follow organizations that match their interests, and respond to posted opportunities.
Students can explore opportunities for employment, work-study, and internships. For example, America Reads is a program that enables students to engage directly with youth in Detroit, Ypsilanti, and Ann Arbor public schools.
Scholarship, fellowship, and grant support is available to students working with communities individually or through a student organization.
Students looking to build skills, awareness, and knowledge can attend a range of Learning In Community workshops with their peers.
The Ginsberg Center has added many nonpartisan efforts around democratic engagement where students can get involved in voter registration, local issues and other activities related to building active citizens on the University of Michigan campus.
To find organizations working on the issues most important to you, visit Maize Pages and browse through the “service/service learning” and “activism” categories.