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  1. Saturdays in the D expands summer offerings for students and adults

    Saturdays in the D

    A partnership between the University of Michigan and the city of Detroit, the 2024 Saturdays in the D program provides free access to high-quality learning experiences for Detroit middle school and high school students, as well as professional development opportunities for adult residents.

  2. Students create innovative concepts to welcome new residents with state’s population growth effort

    As efforts to grow Michigan’s population progress, there is hope that these ideas presented by U-M students will act as a jumping-off point for a future pilot targeted at streamlining the onboarding process for new Michiganders. 

  3. Helping turn a house into a home with Humble Design Detroit

    A College of Business course at UM-Dearborn partnered with Humble Design Detroit, a nonprofit that custom designs and fully furnishes home interiors for people emerging from homelessness.

    1. Racing hydrogen cars in Detroit

      Henderson Academy students in Detroit used electrolyzers to produce hydrogen gas from water and power miniature fuel cell cars at the Michigan Engineering Zone. We are “excited to introduce these younger students to possibilities of hydrogen power in moving to a net-zero world,” said Todd Allen, co-director of MI-Hydrogen.

    2. Engage Detroit Workshop grants go to five new projects

      The grants come from the Office of the Vice Provost for Engaged Learning. Valeria Bertacco, the vice provost for engaged learning, shared her excitement to fund the third round of projects that include a focus on the university’s principles of civic and community engagement: recognition, respect and equitable partnership.

    3. Alum Hilary Doe out to change the “old and cold” narrative about Michigan

      “If I could make a pitch, I would let everybody across the state and across the country know that Michigan is at the vanguard of this fight against the climate crisis and that purpose-driven appeal to Generation Z to say, ‘Hey, if we’re going to get it done, we need you, so come on home.'”

      ~ Hilary Doe

    4. NFL Draft in Detroit: U-M experts available to discuss

      University of Michigan experts are available to discuss the impact the NFL Draft could have on the city and surrounding areas, as well as the league’s efforts to grapple with racial disparities and other social issues.

    5. Bringing fresh perspectives to the Freep Film Festival

      This year’s Freep Film Festival, an all-documentary festival produced by the Detroit Free Press, sought insight from UM-Dearborn students. Festival organizers say they bring a new and welcome perspective to the festival. The partnership is part of Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Production Adam Sekuler’s new “Film Festival Programming” course.

    6. Former U-M students taking Planted Detroit to new heights

      Planted Detroit relaunched in January after restructuring and streamlining its operations. Founded by Ross School of Business alum Thomas Adamczyk, the company uses hydroponic technology to grow several types of lettuces, herbs, microgreens and edible flowers indoors. It sells ready-to-eat salad kits and greens in bulk.