Dr. Betty Chu: U-M alum leads Henry Ford Health System’s response to COVID-19 pandemic
Dean Moje: The fight for Detroit school children’s constitutional right to literacy isn’t over
“We’re talking about equitable opportunities, not just equal. What we’re seeing is that after years and years of disenfranchisement… it’s not possible to give everyone the same funding and say that that’s equality because in fact many districts are so disadvantaged by the way funding has played out and by our systems that are oppressive and unjust that they need more money than other settings, and that’s what inspired me.”
~ Elizabeth Birr Moje, dean of the University of Michigan School of Education
Lessons from virtual summer fellowship in Detroit linger for students
The students worked full-time for nine weeks with a Detroit community organization on projects virtually this year. The program also includes sessions to learn about the history and impact of social justice in Detroit.
U-M has a number of initiatives that are dedicated to serving the city of Detroit and its residents
through education, research and service.
Detroit Center for Innovation
The Detroit Center for Innovation is designed to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and enable further diversification of the regional economy.
P-20 Partnership at Marygrove
The P-20 Partnership is a landmark cradle-to-career educational partnership that will offer pre-K through graduate school studies with community services and programs
Partnership on Economic Mobility by Poverty Solutions
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.
The U-M TRAILS program has partnered with Detroit Public Schools Community District to help improve social and academic outcomes in all 110 K-12 schools and their 50,000 students.
Brightmoor Maker Space
Working with Brightmoor community partners, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, and Detroit Community Schools, the Brightmoor Maker Space is a place for residents to improve their making skills, develop intergenerational connections, and nurture community revitalization.
Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project
The Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP) is an accelerator program that connects U-M students and faculty with entrepreneurs and small businesses for free strategic and technical assistance consulting projects.
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.
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.
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.
The Detroit Partnership
The student-run Detroit Partnership facilitates service opportunities in the city of Detroit, fostering partnerships between students and community groups.
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.
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