The Center for Social Justice (CSJ) is committed to promoting excellent research, teaching, and service about social justice across the divisions of local and global by offering engagement opportunities on global issues, both abroad and within the U.S.
Each year, CSJ awards a student or team of students with $10,000 to implement a project anywhere in the world which promotes peace and addresses the root causes of conflict among parties. The award is funded by the Kathryn W. Davis Foundation.
Through the Office of Global Education (OGE), Georgetown students can find out about education abroad programs that include an experiential community engagement component. Courses in these programs receive Georgetown’s Community-based Learning (CBL) designation.
The David F. Andretta (COL ‘99, GUMC ‘04) Summer Research Fellowship awards a rising senior with $5,000 to conduct 8 weeks of community-engaged research somewhere in the world on a social justice issue.
This Berkley Center fellowship, supported by the CSJ, provides four students with summer research fellowships to travel abroad for an in-depth examinations of innovative initiatives at work in Jesuit secondary and post-secondary institutions. Under faculty supervision, the students gather information through interviews, analyze best practices, and share their reports and conclusions with a wider global audience.
CSJ and GU's Office of Mission and Ministry co-organize an annual immersion program for faculty and staff, Magis Peru. The program is offered in partnership with Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya, a Jesuit University located in Lima, Peru. Magis Peru is a global immersion program for faculty and staff rooted in the university’s commitment to integrating learning, faith and justice. The purpose of the program is to provide members of the Georgetown community an opportunity to investigate and reflect on the meaning of work and life at Georgetown as a Catholic and Jesuit university by exploring and learning from the justice-oriented work of the Society of Jesus and its partners elsewhere in the world. This Magis experience builds on the legacy of Georgetown’s immersion program in Kenya that occurred annually from 2004 to 2013, involving over 100 faculty and staff participants. To learn more about Magis Peru, please contact Amanda Munroe, Assistant Director, Social Justice Curriculum and Pedagogy.
GlobeMed aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. Under the purview of the Advisory Board for Student Organizations (ABSO), the Georgetown GlobeMed chapter partners one-to-one with a grassroots health organization around the world, strengthening these long-term partnerships through frequent communication, fundraising through innovative initiatives for projects that help partner organizations achieve their mission, educating students about global health issues through a signature curriculum, and interning on-site with partner organizations.
The Georgetown University Social Innovation and Public Service (SIPS) Fund is a $1.5 million student-run fund that allocates grants and helps provide the resources for student and alumni social ventures. SIPS funds a variety of projects, from nonprofit organizations here in the U.S. to medical projects abroad. SIPS is dedicated to investing in projects that serve the greater good, have social impact, and encourage innovative solutions. Twice a year the SIPS Fund accepts applications for projects that serve the social good from alumni and students.