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Community Action and Social Change Undergraduate Minor

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.

The CASC Minor is open to students enrolled in:

  • College of LSA
  • College of Engineering
  • Ford School of Public Policy
  • Ross School of Business
  • School of Art & Design
  • School of Information
  • School of Kinesiology
  • School of Music, Theater & Dance
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health

Don't see your school or college listed but interested in declaring the minor? Email us at cascminor@umich.edu to find out how you can declare CASC.

The multidisciplinary 16 credit minor will prepare students to:

  • examine community action and social change using a multidisciplinary framework
  • address community action and social change in multilingual and multicultural communities
  • integrate social justice values into the community action and social change processes
  • engage in service learning to promote community action and social change.

 

Weekly CASC Newsletter

CASC sends out a weekly newsletter on Tuesdays with the latest on social justice events, classes, job openings and more!

See past newsletters »

Advising Hours

Come meet with an academic advisor! Schedule an appointment online. If you cannot find an appointment time that works for you, please email cascminor@umich.edu. 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 Room 3831.

Featured Stories

  • 2018 MLK Spirit Award - Jack Griffin

    • Business Administration
    • CASC

    When Jack Griffin launched an online search for volunteer opportunities at local shelters and food pantries, the results were confusing and didn’t tell him how, when, or where he could help. If it was that challenging to find places to volunteer, Griffin wondered, how do those in need of food and shelter find help?  So Griffin created FoodFinder, a mobile and web app that makes it easier. The app is being used by social workers, school counselors and teachers in over 1,000 cities across the U.S. to connect food-insecure students and families to nearby food pantries, shelters and ministries.

    “Receiving this award is very humbling. It shows me that what I contribute is bigger than myself, and that’s very much in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. His legacy of service, empathy, and kindness motivates me in my work to change the perception of poverty and hunger and to eliminate the shame and stigma surrounding these issues. Fighting the vicious cycle of poverty, a cycle steeped in institutional injustice, is something I am thankful to be a part of.”

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