Faculty Q&A: Dana Thompson teaches law students to make a hands-on difference
U-M alum Joshua Sirefman readies Michigan Central for May 2024 opening
Joshua Sirefman leads what some see as the most important economic development project in Michigan. Sirefman is chief executive officer of Michigan Central, a sprawling, 30-acre mobility district centered at the historic, but long-abandoned Michigan Central Station in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood.
Partner Profile: Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, community-based nonprofit led by Malik Yakini, works to give Detroiters food security, food justice and food sovereignty – and, in doing so, is leading the conversation about the need for racial justice and equity in the food system.
U-M has a number of initiatives that are dedicated to serving the city of Detroit and its residents
through education, research and service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“The University of Michigan was founded in Detroit in 1817, and we have remained committed and connected to this city. Providing a home for our many Detroit projects in the heart of the city’s cultural center makes us far more visible and accessible and enables us to be a part of its revitalization. We look forward to the way this center will strengthen the partnership between U-M and Detroiters.”
—U-M President Mary Sue Coleman in introducing the U-M Detroit Center to the Detroit community in 2005