1. Making their way: Brightmoor Maker Space builds businesses, confidence, community

    Woodworking equipment whirs as teens turn out the latest in creations and consumer products that have come from years of making things at the Brightmoor Maker Space in Detroit.


  2. Students: The Detroit Partnership is optimistic for upcoming DP Day

    The Detroit Partnership facilitates weekly volunteering programs within the city throughout the academic year. Approximately 60 volunteers drive weekly to the city and support Detroit-based youth organizations such as Alternatives for Girls and Racquet Up Detroit.

  3. School mental health program comes to Detroit with $3 million expansion

    Funding for the Detroit program expansion is supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Ethel and James Flinn Foundation, the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, the Prosper Road Foundation, and several other generous sponsors. 

    1. Fifty-year plan for Detroit blends data, design, strategic planning and deep humanity

      At the end of 50 years, Anika Goss sees a city with productive, intentional green spaces, a Detroit with economic clusters with great jobs, and neighborhoods that have diverse housing choices and transportation options and family-friendly services. 

    2. U-M’s 2020 MLK Symposium theme: The (Mis)Education of US

      To commemorate the legacy of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the University of Michigan’s 2020 MLK Symposium will focus on the complexities associated with diversity and highlighting the diversity within marginalized communities.

    3. VIDEO: The Marygrove P-20 Partnership shares its first year of progress in Detroit

      Since the September 2018 launch, the P-20 partners – including The Kresge Foundation and the University of Michigan School of Education – have opened the School at Marygrove to its inaugural class and broken ground on a $15 million Early Childhood Education center to open in fall 2021.

    4. U-M study prompts city to review link between tax auction and housing instability

      A working paper by University of Michigan-Dearborn Assistant Professor Joshua Akers and Rutgers University Assistant Professor Eric Seymour outlines the housing policies and other factors that have allowed speculative buyers to contribute to neighborhood instability and blight in Detroit.

    5. Noel Night at the U-M Detroit Center featured Sean Dobbins Trio

      The U-M Detroit Center’s theme this year was Standards with a Twist. With a house band, the Sean Dobbins Trio, many different artists from the School of Music, Theater and Dance, as well as local talent came together with their own twists on traditional holiday classics.

    6. University of Michigan Detroit Center Receives 2019 Best of Detroit Award

      The University of Michigan Detroit Center has been selected for the 2019 Best of Detroit Award in the Educational Institution category by the Detroit Award Program.