A tour guide points in the distance with a large group of students following his gaze.


Detroit Center

Photo credits: Credit: Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography

Engage Detroit Workshops Grant Program

The Engage Detroit Workshops grant program supports small teams of U-M faculty, staff, students, and community partners in organizing workshops that will strengthen partnerships between the University of Michigan and Detroit.

Launched this year, the program aims to enhance the synergistic collaborations among multiple programmatic initiatives across the University which embody the principles of recognition, respect, and equitable partnership for community and civic engagement in Detroit.

Visit the Engaged Michigan website for more information on this year’s grant awardees, workshop dates, and future funding opportunities.

The Mosaic Singers

The Bicentennial Detroit Festival In Grand Circus Park West celebrated the university’s historical beginnings and its ongoing commitment to the city of Detroit where it was founded in 1817.

As we live into the fundamental principles that make our partnerships thrive, our connections between Detroiters and U-M faculty, staff, and students manifest in hundreds of different ways — ranging from student organizations and social change projects, courses and K-12 programs, and community-academic research projects to business engagement and collaborations with City government and neighborhood organizations.

Both our new and long-standing partnerships across disciplines, sectors, and geographic locations exemplify the breadth and depth of our continued work together.