Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service
Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service

Spring 2021 Opportunities with the Center for Social Justice

The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service (CSJ) announces opportunities for social justice and deep community engagement in Spring 2021. Sign-up forms for these opportunities are available through CSJ’s website Each interest form includes more detailed information about the program.

CSJ will hold a virtual Meet and Greet in January (date forthcoming). Meet the students and team of the Center for Social Justice and learn how to get engaged as #HoyasForOthers through social justice work including CSJ EngageDCorps Programs, community service, community-based learning courses, research, immersion, and more.

DC Schools Project

DC Schools Project (DCSP) is a tutoring, mentoring, and advocacy program that serves youth and adult immigrants of all ages who are English Language Learners (ELLs). DCSP offers multiple options to fit with your schedule. You do not have to speak another language to tutor with us! Join us today in Volunteer and Federal Work positions. Sign up at Sign-up forms are accepted on a rolling basis with priority consideration is given to sign-ups received by Friday, January 29, 2021. Contact Assistant Director, Newcomer and Immigrant Community Engagement, Jessica Lee, at with questions.

Alternative Breaks Program

Applications for our ten Alternative Breaks Program virtual immersions are live and due by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, January 31, 2021. You can sign up for updates and reminders, or go straight to the application! Immersions will take place Sunday, March 28 – Wednesday, March 31 and will have no cost for participants. Contact CSJ’s Assistant Director for Immersion Programs, Kyra Hanlon, at with questions. 

UNXD 130: CBL Social Action

UNXD 130: CBL Social Action is an asynchronous, pass/fail 1-credit course. Students integrate a regular course with their own social action or community engagement experience through reflection. 30-40 hours of community-engaged/social justice work is required to be completed throughout the semester. Apply at Completed applications (including confirmation of your virtual or in-person site placement) are open now and accepted due no later than 9:00AM EST on Friday, January 29, 2021. CSJ can suggest community-based organizations and courses for pairing. Contact with questions.

Submit your ideas for funding with the Social Innovation and Public Service (SIPS) Fund!

The SIPS Fund is a $1.5 million student-run fund that makes strategic investments in Georgetown students and ideas that further our community’s Jesuit tradition of service to others. Since inception in 2011, SIPS has funded more than $200,000 in student and alumni social ventures, ranging from developing a prototype shield to protect students and teachers in the US to an app that connects healthcare workers and patients in Nigeria. Visit and contact the SIPS Executive Committee with questions about submitting a proposal for an award at

Take a Course

Explore important social justice themes in DC through these (virtual) community-based learning courses in Spring 2021! You can search for CBL courses any semester by selecting “community-based learning” in the “Attribute Type” field in MyAccess. For a list of Spring 2021 CBL and social justice courses, visit

Questions? Email the course professor or reach out to

Social Justice Student Academic Assistants (undergraduates only)

Student Academic Assistants (SAAs) complete organizational and logistical tasks to support courses that may include virtual community-based learning opportunities with partners in DC. SAAs may also periodically support the academic and reflective components of the course. SAAs sit in on classes, and can count this time toward their hours. While SAAs actively support and regularly communicate with faculty, they report to CSJ’s DC Mission Integration Coordinator, Melissa Bernard and take place in weekly reflection sessions. Submit your application at by Monday, January 11, 2021. Contact with questions. You must be Federal Work Study eligible and you must apply your FWS award to this position.