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Service Learning

What students learn in LSA can and should help others. Connecting coursework to the community to problem-solve issues in the real world is a pillar of an LSA education, creating more thoughtful, engaged students and citizens. That’s why LSA has numerous programs to help students not just learn, but do.

The Ginsberg Center

The Ginsberg Center empowers students to engage in positive change through social-justice education, leadership, and meaningful service experiences with the community. The center partners with faculty to offer a range of programs to strengthen community service learning across the University of Michigan.

The Detroit Initiative

The Detroit Initiative seeks to provide opportunities for students and faculty to engage in further education, service, and research in the Detroit area through a focus on community-identified priorities.

The Program on Intergroup Relations

This social-justice education program blends theory and experiential learning to prepare students to live and work in a diverse world, educating them in making choices that advance equity, justice, and peace.

Project Community

Organized through LSA’s Department of Sociology and the Ginsberg Center, this program combines service with classroom learning.

Project Outreach

This program helps students learn about themselves and about psychology by becoming involved in community settings ranging from the justice system to medical facilities.