Center for Social Justice is home to several staff-run programs and over 40 student organizations, which are committed to advancing social justice in diverse fields, including education, juvenile justice, support for immigrant communities, hunger, and homelessness. CSJ also integrates academic course work with social justice action by offering UNXD 130 Social Action and coordinating the Community-based Learning (CBL) program.


ABSO Students gathering in front of CSJ's wall

Advisory Board for Student Organizations (ABSO)

Join the CSJ's student advisory board and serve with fellow Hoyas to support student organizations on programming, budget allocation up to $180,000 and advancing social justice on the Hilltop and beyond.

Advisory Board for Student Organizations

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After School Kids Program (ASK)

Tutor teens impacted by the cradle-to-prison pipeline, get to know historic DC neighborhoods, engage in hands-on experience running a non-profit organization, and reflect on critical issues of racial justice and mass incarceration.

After School Kids Program

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Alternative Breaks Program (ABP) 

Participate in an immersion trip to a local, national, or global community. Develop your social justice leadership skills by planning and leading immersion as an ABP immersion leader or board member.

Alternative Breaks Program

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Center-Wide Events

Attend events including the Global Social Justice Research Symposium, CSJ Celebration, Social Justice Send-Off, and those during Education Week, Hunger & Homelessness Week, and Social Justice Week.

Center-Wide Events


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DC Reads

Tutor, mentor, and advocate for DC's elementary school children who are a grade level or more behind in literacy skills by providing one-to-one teaching and support that fosters a love for learning and improves students' overall academic performance.

DC Reads


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DC Schools Project

Engage in weekly lesson-planning and tutor twice a week with members of DC's immigrant community to improve English language and literacy skills - 1:1, with a small group, or class-room style with individuals of all ages, ranging from elementary-age students to adults.

DC Schools Project

Photo of a group of students from FOCI with several baskets of fresh vegetables

First Year Orientation to Community Involvement (FOCI)

Participate in Georgetown's oldest pre-orientation program for first-year students - Hoyas serve in the DC community, develop their capacity for leadership, explore issues of social injustice, and reflect.


Hoyas receiving information and training for conducting the Point in Time Count

HOME Program: Homelessness Outreach | Meals | Education

Further DC's goal to end chronic homelessness by accompanying people experiencing homelessness at CSJ's partner organizations in day-to-day operations.

Home Program

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Georgetown Jumpstart

Commit 10-12 hours/week on two afternoons and one morning to help children in a preschool classroom build their language, literacy, and socio-emotional skills through reading, dramatic play, puzzles, and art.

Georgetown Jumpstart

2 students talking and learning at JUPS 410 Immigration and Social Justice course

Social Justice in the Classroom

Apply your coursework through an immersive and experiential community-based learning (CBL) course. Engage in community partnerships and integrate field work with academic learning through reflection.

Social Justice in the Classroom

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Co-facilitate project-based science, tech, engineering, and math explorations for elementary school students to increase their engagement with STEM, expand their awareness of STEM careers, and improve their academics.


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Student Organizations

The Center for Social Justice grants access to benefits to over 40 Georgetown student organizations that work in the DC, national, and global communities.

Student Organizations

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Summer Institute for Teaching and Learning

Serve full-time as a co-educator with fellow Hoyas in a DCPS summer school site in order to reduce summer learning loss and provide academic enrichment opportunities for underserved youth.

SITL Program

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CSJ Evening Programs Drivers Team

Drive CSJ vans for DC Schools Project and ASK evening programs and make possible our important program with DC's immigrant and youth populations. Training included!

CSJ Evening Programs Drivers

COI Interns working at CSJ's frontdesk

Center Operations Interns

Work at the CSJ! Serve as the first point of contact in a busy non-profit organization setting and support staff members and students in daily operations.

Center Operations Interns

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Van Assistant Team

Serve as the CSJ Van Assistant by keeping the CSJ vans fueled and cleaned on a flexible schedule, usually with evening or morning shifts.

Van Assistant Team

Photo of Summer High School Students in front of School of BusinessSocial Innovation and Public Service (SIPS) Fund

Serve on the Executive Committee of the SIPS Fund, a $1.5 million student-run fund that allocates approximately $60,000 in financial awards every year to help students and alumni with their social ventures.


SIPS on Capitol StepsSummer Academies for High Schools Students

Serve as a full-time Hoya mentor for students in CSJ's summer high school program: Community Impact and Leadership Academy and Social Justice and Public Policy Academy.

Summer Academies for High Schools Students