• Integrating the Undocumented Community

    Integrating the Undocumented Community

    A Qualitative Exploration of the Process for Obtaining DC’s Limited Purpose Driver’s License

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  • Careers for the Common Good

    Careers for the Common Good

    Join CSJ for the 10th Annual Careers for the Common Good on November 16th!

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  • Social Justice Week

    Social Justice Week

    Celebrate CSJ's 15th Anniversary with Social Justice Week!

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  • Workshops!


    Check out CSJ's Spring 2016 Workshop Series

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  • Spring 2016 Opportunities with CSJ!

    Spring 2016 Opportunities with CSJ!

    Check out opportunities for social justice and deep community engagement during Spring 2016.

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  • Hypothermia Outreach Team

    Hypothermia Outreach Team

    Sign up to volunteer with the Hypothermia Outreach Team (HOT) this Winter.

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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

  • From a Red House Off Campus, Georgetown Tries to Reinvent Itself
    January 19, 2016
    On Intersections: One student worked on road safety in Tanzania, another helped form an NGO in Bangladesh, and a third tutored low-income kids in San Francisco. Each night the far-flung students would log onto the course website to work through class assignments, posting about their experiences to online journals with essays, poems, and other formats, and using Skype and social media to connect with one another.
  • Crossing the Border
    January 13, 2016
    Look at any map and you will find borders. Some are formed by topography—a mountain range, the ancient path a river has gouged—but most are largely theoretical and political, drawn by human hand as a result of war, negotiation or expediency. Borders ask the question of whether they exist to keep something in or keep something out.
  • For Undocumented Immigrants Seeking D.C. Licenses, Process Can Take Months
    November 4, 2015
    On Wednesday the D.C. Council will get preliminary findings from a study conducted by Georgetown University's Center for Social Justice, which looks at how well a driver's license program for undocumented immigrants is doing after its first year.
  • 5K Race Against Homelessness 2015 Photo Gallery
    October 19, 2015
    Check out pictures from the 2nd annual Georgetown 5K Race Against Homelessness!
  • Global Social Justice Summer Research Symposium
    September 20, 2015
    In an effort to showcase student and faculty research, the Center for Social Justice hosted its fourth annual Global Social Justice Summer Research Symposium in September 2015.