U-M, Detroit Community Schools celebrate first anniversary of Brightmoor Maker Space
U-M, Detroit gathering shares impact, ways forward
“We’re not just showcasing the work of the university, but of the university and our partners in the city. We hope there will be a lot of spark and new partnerships form,” said Sonia Harb, special advisor on Detroit engagement for the provost’s office, of the purpose of um3detroit.
June Manning Thomas’ life’s work in Detroit started with a single, vacant lot
June Manning Thomas is Centennial Professor of Urban Planning and Regional Development at University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning today, but in the early 1990s her niece was living next to an overgrown lot in Detroit. That vacant plot got her thinking and asking questions: How had that land gone undeveloped for so long? Who had failed her niece and other black Detroiters?
U-M has a number of initiatives that are dedicated to serving the city of Detroit and its residents
through education, research and service.
Michigan Impact: Detroit
Learn about initiatives in which U-M faculty, students, alumni and programs are collaborating with communities across the state to improve our quality of life.
Partnership on Economic Mobility
The Partnership on Economic Mobility is a joint effort between U-M Poverty Solutions and Detroit to improve economic opportunity and mobility for Detroit residents through the use of evidence-based strategies.
Semester in Detroit
Through this student-led initiative, U-M undergraduates live, learn, and work in Detroit to engage in transformative learning, and to create and maintain reciprocal relationships within the Detroit community.
Detroit Urban Research Center
The Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center is a partnership between U-M and Detroit researchers and organizations who strive to foster health equity in Detroit through collaborative research, programming, and policy-making.
Memory and Aging Project
Housed in the U-M Detroit Center, the University of Michigan Memory and Aging Project (UM-MAP) is the primary memory and aging study at the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC).
The Detroit Partnership
The student-run Detroit Partnership facilitates service opportunities in the city of Detroit, fostering partnerships between students and community groups.
Researchers, educators, and students from across the three U-M campuses and Detroit-based organizations strengthen connections to Detroit and each other through a daylong showcase of research and learning practices.
Michigan Engineering Zone
The Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ) is a space where Detroit students are provided the support, knowledge, and tools they need to pursue higher education and careers in STEM.
Go Blue Guarantee
The Go Blue Guarantee reflects U-M’s commitment to keeping a world-class education affordable and accessible to all Michigan residents pursuing undergraduate study at U-M Ann Arbor.
“At every step of the way, we are driven by the foundational premise, established back in 1817, that our collaborations will have the greatest impact when we work together for the benefit of our shared society.”
—president Mark Schlissel