The CASC minor is for students interested in developing knowledge, skills, and experiences in community action and social change. Since its launch in Winter 2010, over 600 students have declared the CASC minor.
Don't see your school or college listed but interested in declaring the minor? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can declare CASC.
CASC sends out a weekly newsletter on Tuesdays with the latest on social justice events, classes, job openings and more!
Come meet with an academic advisor! Schedule an appointment online. If you cannot find an appointment time that works for you, please email email@example.com. Please complete an online declaration form prior to meeting with an advisor.
Drop in hours will be held every Wednesday from 1 - 4pm in CASC office rooms 3831 and 3833.
December 2, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Interested in learning more about the Community Action and Social Change minor? Come to this info session to learn more about the CASC community, what CASC is and what it can offer you in your undergraduate program, the types of courses you'll take, and the available opportunities for CASC students after graduation!
November 30, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Mark your calendars for the CASC Destress and course advice event! Come to relax, practice mindfulness, and get advice about different CASC courses and scheduling before you register for classes.
Refreshments will be provided.
November 17, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Join Ashley Blake and the Community Action and Social Change Student Board for a presentation on the issue of chronic homelessness in Ann Arbor. Ashley is a MSW employed by Avalon Housing, a permanent supportive housing non-profit organization that serves Washtenaw County. There will be a presentation on the history, issues, and future of homelessness in our community, with a dialogue following the presentation. Check out our Facebook event!
Refreshments will be served.
As an undergrad student at U-M, Lauren Tinaglia studied Psychology and Sociology, setting her sights on earning a PhD in Clinical Psychology someday. But when the School of Social Work launched the Community Action and Social Change (CASC) minor program during her junior year, her vision for the future changed.
“CASC exposed me to grass roots community-based campaigns and really reinforced my love for social work. I knew that I wanted to work with patients in one-on-one and group therapy settings, but social work specifically provided a way for me to look at all the factors that contribute to and affect a person’s wellbeing. Social work is the avenue for looking at the whole person.”
Without the funding that I receive because of my GSSA position, I would never have been able to attend grad school. It’s a tremendous gift that has allowed me to fully concentrate on my program.
Tinaglia holds a Graduate Student Staff Assistant position in the School of Social Work’s Career Services. She spends approximately 16.5 hours per week meeting with students and alumni to assist in their job searches, including providing resume and cover letter reviews, mock interviews, and coordinating networking trips to help current students connect with alumni in cities across the U.S. As a GSSA, Tinaglia receives full tuition, a monthly living stipend, and health and dental coverage under the University’s insurance program.
“Without the funding that I receive because of my GSSA position, I would never have been able to attend grad school at this point in my life. It’s a tremendous gift that has allowed me to fully concentrate on my program. It’s given me the opportunity to get a fabulous education, while at the same time gaining hands-on experience in my field. That’s so valuable to me as a future social worker.”