Detroit residents’ trust in police shaped by history of police contact
Barbara Israel awarded 2024 ASPPH Practice Excellence Award
The ASPPH Practice Excellence Award is a testament to Barbara Israel’s effective approach and influence on public health as a scholar, educator and a practitioner. Her dedication not only raises the bar for public health work but demonstrates a passion for community well-being and impactful change.
Alum Leona Medley sees a greener future and with the Joe Louis Greenway Partnership
Leona Medley graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a psychology degree and directed strategic community partnerships at Bedrock Detroit before taking on the Joe Louis Greenway Partnership role.
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.
Saturdays in the D
The “Saturdays in the D” Summer Camp and Adult Skills Enrichment Experience is a partnership among the city of Detroit, Detroit Public Schools Community District, University of Michigan Center for Academic Innovation, Ally Financial and the Song Foundation.
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