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Edward Ginsberg Center

Organization Location

Ann Arbor, Michigan


  • Mary Jo Callan, Director
  • Neeraja Aravamudan, Associate Director for Teaching & Research

Description of the Fellow’s Role

The Ginsberg Center will provide a Rackham Public Engagement Fellow with an opportunity to deepen their understanding and application of reciprocal community-engaged teaching, research, and service in practice. The Fellow will partner with Center staff to assess community partner benefits, particularly the following:

  • Contribute to our ongoing Community Partner Voices Initiative, which captures audio interviews of community partner perspectives about engagement with the University of Michigan. Portions of these interviews are being used in our training and educational efforts with students and faculty as well as in marketing materials.
    • Support the design and implementation of this project by working with our team to identify appropriate sound clips and integrate them into our existing curricula and offerings.
  • As part of our ongoing program evaluation process to understand how the Center can better meet partners’ needs:
    • Lead and document focus groups and interviews with community and university partners.
    • Conduct data analysis of existing survey responses.
    • Analyze needs assessment data collected from community partners to articulate emerging community priorities and needs, which can inform future U-M engagement.

Time Commitment and Stipend (i.e., schedule, days per week)

  • 3 days per week, 9-11 weeks (beginning May 20th)
  • $3,780 – $4,620

About the Edward Ginsberg Center

The Ginsberg Center is a community engagement resource, with a mission to cultivate and steward equitable partnerships between communities and the University of Michigan in order to advance social change for the public good. Based upon this mission, our vision is for inclusive democracy; thriving, diverse communities; and equity and social justice.

We accomplish our work by:

  • Empowering students to engage in positive change through social justice education, leadership development, and meaningful service experiences with community.
  • Supporting faculty and academic program staff efforts to connect socially just community engagement experiences to coursework, research and programs.
  • Connecting community organizations with students, faculty, and staff that are invested in positive social change.

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