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


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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 and Detroit.

Launched in 2022, the program aims to enhance collaborations across the university that 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 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 lean 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.

Research and program efforts range 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 commitment of our work together.