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

  • DC Reads Celebrates 20 Years of Tutoring, Advocacy
    October 13, 2017
    The university’s Center for Social Justice launched the program in 1997 in response to Congress’s passing of the America Reads Challenge Act, a law intended to improve literacy in elementary schools across the country and engage college students in volunteer and federal work-study programs, that same year. Local chapters on college campuses formed in response.
  • Empowering Women and Youth Through Storytelling: 2016 and 2017 Projects for Peace
    August 18, 2017
    Students from among the Davis United World College Scholar Program partner schools are selected to carry out their proposed projects. The program, which is coordinated at Georgetown by the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service (CSJ), has allowed Georgetown students to engage with affected communities on issues that range from environmental education to improving respiratory health. The most recent awardees in 2016 and 2017 hoped to promote peace in very different places.
  • Working for the Common Good: Justice in Jesuit Higher Education Conference Includes Georgetown Delegation
    August 16, 2017
    A Georgetown delegation of 16 students, faculty and staff joined hundreds of representatives from U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities last week to explore how institutions can best use their resources for the common good. Members of the Georgetown community provided an overview of the university’s racial justice initiatives during one of the conference sessions.
  • Speakers Urge Greater Awareness of University Role in Social Justice
    April 11, 2017
    On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, speakers called for a greater awareness of the university’s role in addressing racism in the United States in a series of events hosted by the Program on Justice and Peace and the Center for Social Justice.