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The idea is that everyone has the right to do research and should be able to ask questions that will make their lives better. One doesn’t have to be in the academy to do research, everyday citizens can do research and it can lead to change.
~ Damani Partridge
U-M supports over 300 programs, partnerships in Detroit
The variety and volume of the University of Michigan’s efforts touch Detroit’s neighborhoods, its community organizations and its residents. While the specific goals and partners of each effort vary, all of the work aims to help boost the vitality of Detroit and the region.
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.
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.
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.
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