January 12, 2011


ECIR strives to create partnerships with the local universities, businesses and religious communities in order to further its mission by enriching programming and available services to its residents and the surrounding community members.

ECIR firmly believes that partnerships are key to ensuring and supporting its ability to make a difference in the global community through pooling resources, collaborating talents, cooperation, and improving its organizational potential.


University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

International Center

International Center partners with ECIR in sponsorship of the International Picnic, the International Dinner, the Global Friendship Program, the Community Service Days, and much more. There is representation from the IC staff on our Board and committees.

ARC (Association of Religious Counselors)

association of representatives from religious and spiritual communities that serve the students, staff, and faculty of the University of Michigan. ARC links with the office of Dr. E. Royster Harper, UM Vice-President for Student Affairs.

Ginsberg Center for Community Service Learning

Project Serve – ECIR partners with Interfaith Action and SERVE to provide high quality Alternative Spring Break programs to students each spring.

Interfaith Action – ECIR partners with Interfaith Action for interfaith educational and social programming, Alternative Spring Break trips to Detroit and Appalachia, and post-semester trips to Chicago and Washington D.C.

AmeriCorps – ECIR partners with the Interfaith Action AmeriCorps service member for programming, grant writing, and special events.

Overseas Opportunities Office

Our plans for trips to Central America, the Philippines, and elsewhere are in cooperation with this UM office.

Washtenaw Community College

Housing Office

Eastern Michigan University


Religious Communities

ECIR receives support from the following faith-based organizations or denominations:

In addition to the faith communities listed above, ECIR has faithful participation from persons who are members of the Roman Catholic Church, Greek Orthodox Church, Reformed Judaism, the Reformed Church in America, and others.