The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service (CSJ) opened its doors in January 2001. The Center has a mission that is simple to state but far-reaching in its implications: In order to advance justice and the common good, CSJ promotes and integrates community-based research, teaching and service by collaborating with diverse partners and communities.

Featured Stories

  • VIEWPOINT: Inspired to Go Beyond Our Front Gates
    September 20, 2016
    In 2013, I stepped into the home of the Flores family in the Brightwood neighborhood of northern Washington, D.C., for the first time. As a freshman, I was new to the city and had some tutoring experience under my belt from high school, as well as a work-study award in my financial aid package. I did not want a job at Lauinger Library or swiping cards in Harbin Hall because I knew I needed a break from being on campus.
  • D.C. tried to make it easier for undocumented immigrants to get a driver’s license. Activists say it failed.
    April 26, 2016
    Two years after the District began issuing driving permits to all residents, regardless of immigration status, activists say the city is making it too difficult for those who are undocumented to obtain the special license.
  • Senior wins global recognition for ocean sustainability work
    April 11, 2016
    Daniela Fernandez’s (C’16) leadership of a major movement for sustainable oceans has landed her among Glamour magazine’s top 10 College Women of the Year and led to her receipt of the this year's Christopher Benchley Youth Award.
  • GU Launches Initiative to Aid Undocumented Students
    April 8, 2016
    Following advocacy by groups such as Hoyas for Immigrant Rights, Georgetown University announced the launch of the Undocumented Student Resource website — an online portal meant to provide information and resources for undocumented current and prospective Georgetown students — in a campus-wide email from Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson on Thursday.
  • Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
    March 22, 2016
    On March 10th and 11th, CSJ welcomed high school students and teachers from the greater Washington Metropolitan Area to the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS). During the JSHS, participants had the chance to visit laboratories on campus, hear from keynote speakers, learn about research projects conducted by their peers, and attend a seminar led by a professional scientist!